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Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Date:Thursday 27 December 1951
Time:04:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4228
C/n / msn: 18421601
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Namtsev (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Yakutsk Airport (YKS/UEEE), Russia
Destination airport:Vilyuisk Airport (UENW), Russia
Narrative:
The crew carried out a forced landing in a clearing after the engines flamed out as a result of fuel exhaustion. The aircraft collided with trees, crashed and burned about 90 km from Yakutsk.
The airplane operated on a flight to Viljusk.

Classification:
Fuel exhaustion
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Yakutsk Airport to Vilyuisk Airport as the crow flies is 445 km (278 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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Lisunov Li-2

  • ca 5000 built
  • 124th loss
  • 94th fatal accident
  • 10th worst accident (at the time)
  • 15th worst accident (currently)
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