ASN Aircraft accident Lisunov Li-2 CCCP-L4098 Dnepropetrovsk Airport (DNK)
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Date:Sunday 8 May 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot / Ukraine
Registration: CCCP-L4098
MSN: 18414305
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:9257
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:9 km (5.6 mls) W of Dnepropetrovsk Airport (DNK) (   Ukraine)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport (IEV/UKKK), Ukraine
Destination airport:Dnepropetrovsk Airport (DNK/UKDD), Ukraine
The aircraft operated on a cargo flight from Kiev to Zaporozhye with an intermediate stop at Dnepropetrovsk.
During the approach to Dnepropetrovsk Airport, the left outer wing broke off. The aircraft entered a spin at an altitude of 200-300 m and crashed on the gentle slope of a hill.
It appeared that during overhaul in October 1954 at ARB-411, several mistakes were made, compromising the structural integrity of the wing. The wing became subject to increased fatigue until it failed.


Wing failure
Loss of control



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Distance from Kiev-Zhulhyany Airport to Dnepropetrovsk Airport as the crow flies is 403 km (252 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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