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Last updated: 6 March 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 3 Juli 1957
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunow Li-2
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot / Turkmenistan
Kennzeichen: CCCP-L4825
Werknummer: 18434510
Baujahr: 1950
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 12
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:30 km (18.8 Meilen) S of Stavropol (   Russland)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Mineralnye Vody Airport (MRV/URMM), Russland
Flug nach:Krasnodar Airport (KRR/URKK), Russland
Flugnummer: 461
The Li-2 operated on a flight from Ashgabat to Simferopol with en route stops at Krasnovodsk, Baku, Mineralnye Vody and Krasnodar.
Some 32 minutes after takeoff from Mineralnye Vody, 30 km south of Stavropol, the plane collided with treetops located on the upper plateau of the Strizhament Mountain (832 m) and crashed. Seven adult passengers and one child were killed. Three passengers and all crew members were slightly injured, one passenger was seriously injured.
It appeared that the flight crew operated the aircraft at a height below minimum safe altitude.



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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 Mineralnye Vody Airport to Krasnodar Airport as the crow flies is 320 km (200 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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