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Date:Tuesday 18 December 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Polyarnaya Aviatsiya
Registration: CCCP-N367
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tiksi Airport (IKS) (   Russia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tiksi Airport (IKS/UEST), Russia
Destination airport:?
During takeoff from Tiksi, Russia, the copilot retracted the landing gear without having been instructed to do so by the captain. He also switched off the spotlights. While the captain attempted to switch on the lights, the aircraft sank back and landed gear up.
A fire broke out. Two crew members and one passenger were injured.



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