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Last updated: 12 November 2019
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Date:Sunday 28 January 1951
Time:02:01
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Kazakstan Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4715
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kostanay-Narimanovka Airport (KSN) (   Kazakhstan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Kostanay-Narimanovka Airport (KSN/UAUU), Kazakhstan
Narrative:
The aircraft operated on a flight from Alma-Ata to Moscow. One of the en route stops was Kustanai. During a night time approach, the flight crew encountered dense haze. They attempted to land without visual contact with the ground. The pilot mistook the ceiling of the haze for snow-covered terrain and levelled out at a height of some 30 metres. The aircraft subsequently lost speed, stalled and crashed.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru


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