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Date:Sunday 4 March 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Aeroflot
Registration: CCCP-L915
MSN: 13350
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mulden (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Wormditt Airport, Poland
Destination airport:Insterburg Airport, Russia
Narrative:
The C-47 operated on a ferry flight from Wormditt (now Orneta) to Insterburg (now Chernyakhovsk) in bad visibility and snowfall. The intoxicated crew had been ordered to return to Wormditt but continued the flight towards their base. The aircraft flew so low that it touched trees with its right wing, the wing was ripped off and the aircraft crashed in a forest clearing 3 km north of Mulden (now Perevalovo) and burnt out.

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