ASN Aircraft accident Lisunov Li-2T CCCP-L4491 Nizhnyaya Pesha Airport
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Date:Saturday 29 January 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2T
Operator:Aeroflot, Northern Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4491
MSN: 4309
First flight: 1948
Total airframe hrs:757
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nizhnyaya Pesha Airport (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Nizhnyaya Pesha Airport (ULAV), Russia
Destination airport:Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport (ARH/ULAA), Russia
The Li-2T crashed during takeoff from Nizhnyaya Pesha Airport in crosswind conditions. The aircraft became airborne at a low speed and pitched up. Improperly secured cargo began to shift rearward, causing a higher angle of attack. The airplane stalled at a height of 15-20 metres and crashed 75 metres beyond the runway threshold.

Cargo shift
Loss of control

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Distance from Nizhnyaya Pesha Airport to Arkhangelsk-Talaghy Airport as the crow flies is 396 km (248 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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