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Last updated: 9 December 2019
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Date:Wednesday 4 March 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot / Turkmenistan
Registration: CCCP-L4371
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ashgabat Airport (ASB) (   Turkmenistan)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Ashgabat Airport (ASB/UTAA), Turkmenistan
Destination airport:Darvaza Airport, Turkmenistan
Narrative:
The aircraft failed to reach takeoff speed and overran the runway. It collided with an earth wall. Both pilots were slightly injured while the rest of the crew escaped unhurt.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Ashgabat Airport to Darvaza Airport as the crow flies is 226 km (141 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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