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Last updated: 18 September 2020
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Date:Wednesday 29 April 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Polyarnaya Aviatsiya
Registration: CCCP-04209
C/n / msn: 18430808
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:N82°21' E177°00' (   Arctic Ocean)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The plane attempted to take off from a drifting ice floe with a size of 720 x 50 m. Having run the entire strip at a speed close to separation, the left main gear ski hit something at a height of 50-60 cm. The aircraft became airborne, lost speed and fell onto a pack ice floe ridges at a distance of 300 m from the end of the runway. The crew and passengers were unharmed.

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