Accident Lisunov Li-2 CCCP-L4498,
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Date:Saturday 4 September 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lisunov Li-2
Owner/operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4498
MSN: 4409
Year of manufacture:1948
Total airframe hrs:113 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Moskva-Bykovo Airport (BKA) -   Russia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Moskva-Bykovo Airport (BKA/UUBB)
Destination airport:Kharkov Airport (HRK/UKHH)
Immediately takeoff from Bykovo Airport at night the captain ordered to switch off the landing light and to retract the landing He then lost orientation in the darkness and the aircraft touched the ground with the left propeller but continued to fly until the left wing hit a fence and a telephone pole. Some 150 meters further on the aircraft crashed into a garden and burnt out.
Final destination of the flight was Simferopol.
Insufficient rest of the crew before the flight was a factor.



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