ASN logo
Last updated: 23 May 2019
Status:
Date:Saturday 2 January 1965
Time:09:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot / Turkmenistan
Registration: CCCP-63842
C/n / msn: 6401
First flight: 1949
Total airframe hrs:8758
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:4 km (2.5 mls) from Darvaza Airport (   Turkmenistan)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Darvaza Airport, Turkmenistan
Destination airport:Ashgabat Airport (ASB/UTAA), Turkmenistan
Narrative:
The Lisunov Li-2 operated on a flight from Tashauz to Ashgabat via Darvaza. On the last leg of the flight both engines failed shortly after take-off due to fuel starvation. The copilot had selected an almost empty tank for take-off. The aircraft lost height and crashed in the desert 4 km from the airport and 600 metres to the right of the extended centreline. A fire erupted.

Classification:

All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru


Photos

Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

Map
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 Darvaza Airport to Ashgabat Airport as the crow flies is 226 km (141 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of 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.
languages: languages

Share

Lisunov Li-2

  • ca 5000 built
  • 204th loss
  • 140th fatal accident
  • 6th worst accident
» safety profile

 Turkmenistan
  • The worst accident
» safety profile