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Last updated: 22 September 2020
Date:Thursday 18 June 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov PS-84
Operator:Aeroflot, Moscow Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L3423
C/n / msn: 6505
First flight: 1940
Total airframe hrs:2041
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 17
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 21
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Moskva-Khodynka Airport (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Khodynka (Frunze) Central Aerodrome, Russia
Destination airport:Kazan Airport (KZN/UWKD), Russia
The aircraft took off from Moscow's Khodynka Airport with a broken breather pipe of the right engine. The crew attempted to eliminate the vibrations by changing the altitude mixture control. The right engine then failed, causing the aircraft to loose altitude until it collided with a pole of a telegraph line along a railway line. The aircraft crashed on the rails near the railway station Moscow-Butyrskaya tovarnaya and caught fire.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Moskva-Khodynka (Frunze) Central Aerodrome to Kazan Airport as the crow flies is 730 km (456 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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Lisunov Li-2

  • ca 5000 built
  • 17th loss
  • 11th fatal accident
  • 4th worst accident (at the time)
  • 29th worst accident (currently)
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