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Last updated: 8 April 2020
Datum:Samstag 2 April 1955
Flugzeugtyp:Lisunow Li-2
Fluggesellschaft:GUSMP, Directorate of Polar Aviation
Kennzeichen: CCCP-N497
Werknummer: 18430708
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 10
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Mys Zhelaniya (   Russland)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Dikson Airport (DKS/UODD), Russland
The Li-2 operated on a flight from Mys Zhelaniya on Novaya Zemlya to Dikson Island in support of the Arctic expedition "Sever-7" when the crew was ordered to land on the ice near Mys Zhelaniya for training purposes. The skis of the main landing gear broke through the ice during the landing run. All 7occupants escaped unhurt, but the aircraft could not be recovered in time and sank during a storm on April 6, 1955.

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