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Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:Saturday 28 August 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov PS-84
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L3959
C/n / msn: 1841801
First flight: 1941
Total airframe hrs:1682
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Khvoinaya Airport (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Khvoinaya Airport, Russia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft returned to Khvoinaya because weather at the destination was below minima. However weather at Khvoinaya had worsened. A thunderstorm was in the area of the airport with heavy rain and strong cross winds. The flight crew executed a go
around during the first attempt to land. Then the crew was blinded by lightning and lost spatial orientation. The aircraft so banked to the left and crashed.

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