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Last updated: 22 January 2022
Date:Wednesday 28 March 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot / Latvia
Registration: CCCP-L4198
MSN: 18420703
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Riga-Spilve Airport (   Latvia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Riga-Spilve Airport (EVRS), Latvia
Destination airport:Riga-Spilve Airport (EVRS), Latvia
The aircraft operated on a training flight from Riga when it encountered below-minima weather conditions.
On final approach in heavy rain, the flight descended below the glide path. The landing gear collided with the bank of a river and the aircraft crashed.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground



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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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