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Last updated: 23 February 2019
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Date:Wednesday 27 December 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot / Uzbekistan
Registration: CCCP-L4003
C/n / msn: 1843406
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:7072
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mynzhilki (   Kazakhstan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Li-2 operated on an aerial survey training flight from Tashkent-Yuzhny. After a technical stop at Dzhusaly the aircraft headed for Turkestan, but the crew members were not aware of the strong wind drift which caused the aircraft to stray off course to the left by 72 km. The aircraft impacted the slope of Mount Mynzhilgi (Bessaz) in the Karatau range (Southern Kazakhstan region) at 2,050 metres (126 metres below the summit).

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