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Last updated: 23 July 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 15 November 1951
Zeit:ca 09:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunow Li-2P
Fluggesellschaft:LOT Polskie Linie Lotnicze
Kennzeichen: SP-LKA
Werknummer: 18438505
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 12
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 16 km SE of Lódz Airport (LCJ) (   Polen)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Lódz-Lublinek Airport (LCJ/EPLL), Polen
Flug nach:Kraków-Rakowice-Czyzyny Airport (EPKC), Polen
The Li-2 passenger plane arrived at Lódz, Poland after a flight from Szczecin. Because of engine problems the pilot elected to discontinue the next flight to Kraków. However, the pilot was supposedly forced to continue the flight by officers of the Polish Department of Security.
The airplane crashed shortly after takeoff.

» Sprawa kapitana Buczkowskiego (, 2-8-2009)
» Dziennik Polski 16 November 1951, p2


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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 Lódz-Lublinek Airport to Kraków-Rakowice-Czyzyny Airport as the crow flies is 186 km (116 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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