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Last updated: 20 September 2020
Date:Saturday 27 March 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov PS-84
Registration: CCCP-L3440
C/n / msn: 7519
First flight: 1941
Total airframe hrs:1977
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Moskva-Khodynka Aerodrome (   Russia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Khodynka (Frunze) Central Aerodrome, Russia
Destination airport:Khvoinaya Airport, Russia
Shortly after takeoff from Moscow-Khodynka for a flight to Khvoinaya, the left engine developed problems.
The pilot decided to return to Khodynka but elected to fly a 180 degree turn to land in the opposite direction of the departure runway. During the tailwind landing the aircraft came in too high and banked sharply to the left in order to avoid a collision with parked aircraft. The left wing struck the ground and the aircraft crashed.
The engine problems were probably caused by the use of low-octane petrol.

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