Narrative:A Lisunov Li-2, CCCP-21504, sustained substantial damage in a takeoff accident at Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). One crew member died.
|Date:||Tuesday 17 February 1970|
|Operator:||MAP Kiev MSZ|
|C/n / msn:|| 23441610|
|First flight:|| 1952|
|Total airframe hrs:||7123|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport (LED) ( Russia)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia|
|Destination airport:||Minsk-1 International Airport (MHP/UMMM), Belarus|
The pilot lost control shortly after becoming airborne. The tail contacted the ground some 37 m left of the runway, tearing off the tail wheel. The airplane landed and bounced, ripping off the main undercarriage on the next touch down. The Li-2 skidded and came to rest at a distance of 245 meters to the left edge of the runway.
Probable Cause:Investigation revealed that the airplane was overloaded by 687 kg and it lifted off the runway at a speed insufficient for the actual weight.
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 Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport to Minsk-1 International Airport as the crow flies is 675 km (422 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.