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Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Date:Thursday 18 November 1948
Time:07:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot / Tajikistan
Registration: CCCP-L4275
C/n / msn: 18422909
First flight: 1945
Total airframe hrs:2948
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:31 km (19.4 mls) W of Leninabad (   Tajikistan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Stalinabad Airport (DYU/UTDD), Tajikistan
Destination airport:Leninabad Airport (LBD/UTDL), Tajikistan
Narrative:
The aircraft operated on a cargo flight from Stalinabad (now Dushanbe) Lyubertsy with an en route stop at Leninabad (now Khudzhand). It encountered below-minima weather conditions between Jizak and Leninabad. While flying in thick clouds the aircraft drifted off course due to strong winds and impacted the western slope of the khrebet Mogol-Tau ridge at a height of 700 metres.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Stalinabad Airport to Leninabad Airport as the crow flies is 199 km (124 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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