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Accident description
Last updated: 24 March 2018
Date:Tuesday 21 December 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Registration: CCCP-L4032
C/n / msn: 1846305
First flight: 1943
Total airframe hrs:132
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,8 km (0.5 mls) from Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
While on a training flight from Moscow-Vnukovo the engines flamed out on final approach due to a manufacturing defect of the
left rear fuel tank. The aircraft subsequently lost height and speed. The trainee at the controls pulled the controls back, causing the
aircraft to stall. The aircraft crashed in a forest 800 metres from the perimeter of the airport.

Fuel starvation
Loss of control

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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