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Last updated: 14 October 2019
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Date:Saturday 18 December 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L825
C/n / msn: 9436
First flight: 1943
Total airframe hrs:557
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) SW of Ramenye (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-47 operated on a supply flight from Staraya Toropa in the Zapadnaya Dvina District of the Kalinin Region for partisans in the area of Lake Lubans in eastern Latvia behind the German lines. The flight crew was not able to find the target area due to low clouds and fog. It was decided to return to Staraya Toropa, where a landing was attempted in low clouds and snowfall conditions. The aircraft crashed in a meadow 1 km south-west of Ramenye (Peno District of the Kalinin Region).

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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 457th loss
  • 153rd fatal accident
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