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Last updated: 9 April 2020
Date:Tuesday 12 October 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4658
C/n / msn: 4508
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:25 km (15.6 mls) from Parshino (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Kirensk (UIKK), Russia
Destination airport:Bodaybo (UIKB), Russia
The Li-2 was refueled at Kirensk with fuel contaminated with water. In flight the water froze, blocking fuel flow of the engines. Both engines quit. The crew tried to carry out a forced landing but the airplane crashed in a forest.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kirensk to Bodaybo as the crow flies is 363 km (227 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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