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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Date:Tuesday 1 November 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2P
Registration: HA-LIK
MSN: 18427501
First flight: 1948
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pécs/Pogany Airport (   Hungary)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Budaörs Airport (LHBS), Hungary
Destination airport:Pécs/Pogány Airport (PEV/LHPP), Hungary
The Li-2 airplane departed from Budaörs at 09:35. At that time the weather conditions at Pécs were above minima but the horizontal visibility was only 4000 m and the ceiling was 320 m.
When the aircraft started the approach at Pécs the visibility became worse, the ceiling was 240 m and the horizontal visibility decreased below 4000 m. At 10:28 the crew reported at 150 m and they were carrying out a visual approach. In addition they announced that they didn't need the ground transmitter. After that ATC switched off the transmitter.
At 10:31 the crew reported that they were executing a go around and that they required that the transmitter to be switched on the again. The aircraft started climbing but instead of making a left hand procedure turn they turned to the right into the clouds over mountainous terrain. At 10:34 the aircraft impacted the side of the Jakab-mountain.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» E/mail Gabor Toth, 8-2-2011
» E-mail Ivan Rado, 15-2-2007


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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 Budaörs Airport to Pécs/Pogány Airport as the crow flies is 171 km (107 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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