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Last updated: 22 October 2021
Date:Wednesday 16 November 1949
Type:Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, North Kavkaz Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4530
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO) (   Russia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kursk-Vostochny Airport (URS/UUOK), Russia
Destination airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
The aircraft operated on a flight from Rostov to Moscow with an en route stop at Kursk.
On the final leg, the flight crew attempted to land at Vnukovo Airport in below-minima weather conditions with low clouds and fog.
The aircraft touched down late and to the right of the runway on the second approach. It ran onto an area where earth work was going on, suffering substantial damage.

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Distance from Kursk-Vostochny Airport to Moskva-Vnukovo Airport as the crow flies is 429 km (268 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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