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Fecha:domingo 27 enero 1946
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operador:Aeroflot / Uzbekistan
Registración: CCCP-L4131
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Gerelde (   Turkmenistán)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Chardzhou Airport (CRZ/UTAV), Turkmenistán
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Urgench Airport (UGC/UTNU), Uzbekistán
Prior to departure of the flight from Chardzou (now Türkmenabat) to Urgench, the captain was observed consuming multiple glasses of vodka.
He ordered the copilot to perform the takeoff while staying in the passenger cabin himself. During the flight he harassed a female passenger and asked the passengers for vodka.
He then entered the cockpit and commented on the copilot, eventually taking over control. He brought the plane in a dive from which the copilot recovered.
During another dive, the copilot and flight engineer took over control. During the manoeuvre the propellers had touched the ground. The aircraft climbed 100 m but both engines lost power. A forced landing was carried out during which the aircraft broke up. All 4 crew members and all passengers escaped unhurt.

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Distance from Chardzhou Airport to Urgench Airport as the crow flies is 373 km (233 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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