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Accident description
Last updated: 18 March 2018
Date:Tuesday 17 November 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2 (PS-84)
Registration: CCCP-L3965
C/n / msn: 1841703
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Krasnoyarsk Airport (KJA) (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Krasnoyarsk Airport (KJA/UNKL), Russia
Destination airport:Kirensk (UIKK), Russia
Entered a nose-spin shortly after takeoff due to excess load plus icing of wings and fuselage. The airplane operated by tao Krasnoyarskie Vozhdushnye Trassy (transport flight of the Krasnoyarsk air route) and was attached to the 5th Aviation Ferry Regiment, flying on the ALSIB (Alaska-Siberia) route.

Loss of control

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Distance from Krasnoyarsk Airport to Kirensk as the crow flies is 951 km (594 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
  • 21st loss
  • 15th fatal accident
  • 3rd worst accident (at the time)
  • 13th worst accident (currently)
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