ASN Aircraft accident Lisunov Li-2 CCCP-84624 Grakhovo
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Date:Sunday 2 November 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-84624
MSN: 18428001
First flight: 1948
Total airframe hrs:13175
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) NW of Grakhovo (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Penza Airport (PEZ/UWPP), Russia
Destination airport:Izhevsk Airport (IJK/USII), Russia
The Li-2 operated on a cargo flight, carrying 150 glass bottles containing zinc nitrate solution. En route some bottles broke, causing a fire after the solution came into contact with the heating system of the cargo bay. The flight made an emergency descent and attempted an emergency landing 1,5 km north-west of Grakhovo, but the aircraft erupted in flames on touch-down as more glass bottles were destroyed on impact and a large amount of explosive chemicals was set free.

Cargo fire/smoke
Inflight fire
Emergency landing



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Penza Airport to Izhevsk Airport as the crow flies is 673 km (421 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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