Narrative:The Li-2, used for upholding communications with Russian submarines in the Arctic, was taxiiing for takeoff on the ice when it fell through the ice. Since the aircraft was equipped with secret equipment, it was blown up.
|Date:||Monday 30 April 1973|
|Operator:||Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate|
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|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||160 km (100 mls) W of North Pole (North Pole)
|Phase:|| Taxi (TXI)|
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.