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Last updated: 29 October 2020
Datum:Dienstag 5 November 1946
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-5-DK (DC-3)
Kennzeichen: CCCP-L946
Werknummer: 26017/14572
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 22
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 26
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO) (   Russland)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Riga-Central Airport (EVRS), Lettland
Flug nach:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russland
Due to low visibility conditions and a high number of aircraft bound for Moscow, the C-47 was put in a holding pattern for two hours. At 18:27 the crew started the approach in a thick fog. Some 300 metres after passing the landing sign "T", the crew decided to go around. The airplane was flying at a height of 10-15 m at the time. Engine power was increased sharply. The plane went into a steep climb, lost speed and impacted the ground about 600 m from the landing "T".



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Distance from Riga-Central Airport to Moskva-Vnukovo Airport as the crow flies is 821 km (513 miles).

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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2410th loss
  • 731st Fataler Unfall
  • 141st worst accident (Zu diesem Zeitpunkt)
  • 402nd worst accident (Momentan)
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