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Last updated: 25 November 2020
Date:Tuesday 21 December 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Soviet Ministry of Internal Affairs
Registration: CCCP-Zh115
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Raiiz mountain range (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mys-Kamennyy, Russia
Destination airport:Abez, Russia
The Li-2 was operated by Zheldorproyekt of the Soviet Ministry of Internal Affairs in support of a Urals expedition. The airplane departed Salekhard on a flight to Abez.
On the last leg of the flight from Mys Kamenny the flight flew into a slope of the Raiiz mountain range (Polar Urals) in poor weather.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain



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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 Mys-Kamennyy to Abez as the crow flies is 543 km (339 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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Lisunov Li-2

  • ca 5000 built
  • 96th loss
  • 76th fatal accident
  • 12th worst accident (at the time)
  • 19th worst accident (currently)
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