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Date:Sunday 19 September 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov PS-84
Registration: CCCP-L4008
MSN: 1843504
First flight: 1942
Total airframe hrs:1418
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) from Yakhnovo Airfield (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Khvoinaya Airport, Russia
Destination airport:?
The aircraft operated on a flight from Moscow to Leningrad with an en route stop at Khvoinaya. En route between Khvoinaya and
Leningrad the crew lost orientation. In night time conditions the crew decided to return to Khvoinaya. However due to poor weather conditions there the flight diverted Yakhnovo Airfield, 8 km south-west of Khvoinaya Airfield.
The first attempt to land was abandoned. Then both engines flamed out as the flight engineer had forgotten to switch the tanks in time. The aircraft lost altitude and crashed in a swamp.

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Lisunov Li-2

  • ca 5000 built
  • 126th loss
  • 68th fatal accident
  • 7th worst accident (at the time)
  • 23rd worst accident (currently)
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