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Last updated: 19 October 2021
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Date:Friday 21 November 1947
Time:18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2P
Operator:Transporturile Aeriene Romano-Sovietice - TARS
Registration: YR-TAI
MSN: 18423509
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 21
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 26
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Plouznice, Lomnice nad Popelkou (   Czech Republic)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bucharest-Baneasa Airport (BBU/LRBS), Romania
Destination airport:Praha-Ruzyne International Airport (PRG/LKPR), Czech Republic
Narrative:
The crew became lost after a radio failure. The airplane descended until it struck trees and crashed.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» Soviet Transports
» Nehody dopravních letadel v Ceskoslovensku, díl 2


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Distance from Bucharest-Baneasa Airport to Praha-Ruzyne International Airport as the crow flies is 1079 km (674 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Lisunov Li-2

  • ca 5000 built
  • 159th loss
  • 89th fatal accident
  • 12th worst accident (at the time)
  • 30th worst accident (currently)
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  • 2nd worst accident (at the time)
  • 5th worst accident (currently)
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