Accident Lisunov Li-2T CCCP-L4460,
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Date:Saturday 24 April 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lisunov Li-2T
Owner/operator:Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4460
MSN: 3704
Year of manufacture:1948
Total airframe hrs:310 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 29
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:15 km W of Bodaybo -   Russia
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kirensk Airport (KCK/UIKK)
Destination airport:Bodaybo Airport (ODO/UIKB)
The Li-2 operated on a flight from Kirensk to Bodaybo in adverse weather when the crew left the prescribed flight path and followed the course of the Vitim River below the cloud cover, some 100 metres lower than the elevation of the surrounding mountains. The aircraft encountered heavy turbulence and eventually went out of control in a snow flurry with extreme turbulence and crashed into the ice of the Vitim River.

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