Accident Lisunov PS-84 CCCP-L3982,
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Date:Sunday 8 August 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lisunov PS-84
Registration: CCCP-L3982
MSN: 1841910
Year of manufacture:1941
Total airframe hrs:1770 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:7 km from Balashov Airfield -   Russia
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Balashov Airfield
Destination airport:Kursk-Vostochny Airport (URS/UUOK)
The airplane operated on a cargo flight from Balashov to Kursk with a cargo of three M-105 engines. During takeoff at least one
of the engines broke loose. It broke through the cabin floor and trapped the control cable of the horizontal stabiliser which was running under the floor. The pilot tried to steer the aircraft with the trim tabs of the stabiliser, but to no avail. The aircraft crashed in the steppe some 7 km after take-off, caught fire and burnt out.


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