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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Thursday 9 November 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas TS-62 (DC-3)
Operator:Aeroflot, Krasnoyarsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L1098
MSN: 34235/16974
First flight: 1945
Total airframe hrs:3858
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2 km (1.3 mls) NE of Turukhansk Airport (THX) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Turukhansk Airport (THX/UOTT), Russia
Destination airport:Dudinka Airport (UROD), Russia
The aircraft operated on a flight from Krasnoyarsk to Dudinka with en route stops at Turukhansk and Dudinka, Russia.
In below-minima weather conditions the crew was not able to find Dudinka and decided to return to Turukhansk. On the way back the aircraft suffered from heavy icing and when the landing gear was lowered on finals the aircraft lost height and speed, stalled and crashed in open woodland 2 km northeast of Turukhansk airport.

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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 Turukhansk Airport to Dudinka Airport as the crow flies is 402 km (251 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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