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Last updated: 18 January 2021
Date:Sunday 22 August 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov PS-84
Registration: CCCP-L3956
C/n / msn: 1841706
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Rechitsa, Gomel region (   Belarus)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The aircraft was on the return leg of a flight to target No. 17 of the Belarus partisan HQ near Rechitsa in the Gomel Region of Belarus when one engine failed some 30 minutes after take-off. The aircraft was flying at a height of some 200-300 metres at the time. The pilot decided to return to the airstrip of target No. 17, but the aircraft did not make it and crashed in a forest.

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