Accident Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3) CCCP-L901,
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Date:Monday 22 January 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Registration: CCCP-L901
MSN: 12890
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Minsk-1 International Airport (MHP) -   Belarus
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Minsk-1 International Airport (MHP/UMMM)
Destination airport:Kaunas/Aleksotas-S. Darius and S. Girenas Airport (EYKS)
The C-47A transport plane operated on a cargo flight from Moscow-Vnukovo Airport to Šiauliai with an route stops at Minsk and Kaunas. Some 15 minutes after take-off from Minsk, the right hand engine failed. The crew decided to return to Minsk. After having to execute two go arounds at Minsk, eventually the left engine failed as well. The aircraft collided with a pole, hit the roof of a house and came down in a garden.


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