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Last updated: 24 October 2017
Datum:Freitag 22 März 1974
Zeit:08:00 MSK
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunow Li-2
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-73960
Werknummer: 18436605
Baujahr: 1950
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:6485
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:0,5 km (0.3 Meilen) von Kirov Airport (KVX) (   Russland)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Kirov Airport (KVX/USKK), Russland
Flug nach:Sovetsky (USHS), Russland
A Lisunov Li-2 passenger plane, CCCP-73960, was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Kirov Airport (KVX), Russia. All three crew members were killed; the six passengers survived.
During takeoff, immediately after lifting off the runway, the no. 1 (left hand) engine started backfiring. The crew decided to return to the airport and initiated a left hand turn at an altitude of 50-60 meters. Altitude and speed could not be maintained. The airplane reached supercritical angles of attack and struck the ground 480 m past the end of the runway and 380 meters to the left of the runway at a snow-covered field near the edge of a forest.

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Distance from Kirov Airport to Sovetsky as the crow flies is 846 km (529 miles).

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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