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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Friday 26 November 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-40-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Soviet Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
MSN: 9848
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:50 km (31.3 mls) from Uelkal (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Uelkal Airport, Russia
Destination airport:Seymchan Airport (UHMS), Russia
The C-47 was en route from Uelkal to Seimchan when a short circuit on the flight deck caused a fire. The crew were able to extinguish the fire but they became lost. The airplane flew into the side of a mountain in the Ushkanyi mountain range.
Uelkal was an airfield used as a refueling stop for aircraft being ferried from the U.S. to the Soviet Union for use on the Western Front during World War II.

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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 Uelkal Airport to Seymchan Airport as the crow flies is 1375 km (859 miles).

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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