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Accident description
Last updated: 3 August 2015
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Date:xx FEB 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2V
Operator:Polyarnaya Aviatsiya
Registration: CCCP-N501
C/n / msn: 18430705
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Mirnyy (   Antarctica)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Komsomol'sk-na-Amure Airport (KXK), Russia
Destination airport:Mirny Ice Station, Antarctica
Narrative:
The Lisunov was en route between the ice stations Komsomol'skaya and Mirnyy when the crew failed to switch the fuel tank selector cock in time. The engines lost power and a crash-landing was carried out.

The aircraft was operated by the Moscow Special Purpose Aviation Group (MAGON).


Sources:
» Guus Ottenhof


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