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Last updated: 20 October 2019
Datum:Freitag 9 Dezember 1955
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunow Li-2
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-L4993
Werknummer: 23443306
Baujahr: 1952
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 16
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 21 / Insassen: 21
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Tordoki Yani (   Russland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport (UUS/UHSS), Russland
Flug nach:Khabarovsk Airport (UHHT), Russland
The Lisunov Li-2 departed Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk at 16:51 hours local time on a flight to Khabarovsk. Last radar contact with the flight was at 18:37 after which radar coverage of the flight route was not available. The aircraft failed to arrive at Khabarovsk.
The wreckage was located on December 21, on the southeastern slope of the Tordoki-Yani Sikhote-Alin range at an altitude of 1,750 m (20 m below the summit).
The meteorological condition over the mountains in the accident region was characterized by the presence of a strong northwesterly wind, a speed near the ridge of 85-90 km/h, directed almost perpendicular to the ridge, as well as powerful descending air currents on the southeastern slopes of Tordoki-Yani mountain.



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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 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport to Khabarovsk Airport as the crow flies is 590 km (369 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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Lisunov Li-2

  • ca 5000 built
  • 166th loss
  • 117th Fataler Unfall
  • 12th worst accident (Zu diesem Zeitpunkt)
  • 14th worst accident (Momentan)
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