Flugunfall 08 AUG 1943 einer Lisunov PS-84 CCCP-L3982 - Balashov Airfield
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Datum:Sonntag 8 August 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunow PS-84
Kennzeichen: CCCP-L3982
Werknummer: 1841910
Baujahr: 1941
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:7 km (4.4 Meilen) von Balashov Airfield (   Russland)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Balashov Airfield, Russland
Flug nach:Kursk-Vostochny Airport (URS/UUOK), Russland
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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Distance from Balashov Airfield to Kursk-Vostochny Airport as the crow flies is 469 km (293 miles).

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