ASN Aircraft accident Lisunov Li-2 CCCP-L4314 Vilyuisk Airport
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Date:Sunday 12 August 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4314
MSN: 18427409
First flight: 1947
Total airframe hrs:1568
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Vilyuisk Airport (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Vilyuisk Airport (VYI/UENW), Russia
Destination airport:Nyurba Airport (NYR/UENN), Russia
On takeoff from Vilyuisk the left engine failed and the propeller feathered. The crew returned to the airport but failed to land during the first approach because the undercarriage was not lowered in time. During the second approach the right engine lost power as well. The aircraft stalled while flying a left turn and crashed.

Loss of control

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Distance from Vilyuisk Airport to Nyurba Airport as the crow flies is 173 km (108 miles).

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