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Last updated: 24 January 2022
Datum:Sonntag 12 August 1951
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunow Li-2
Fluggesellschaft:Aeroflot, Yakutsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Kennzeichen: CCCP-L4314
Werknummer: 18427409
Baujahr: 1947
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 16
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Vilyuisk Airport (   Russland)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Vilyuisk Airport (VYI/UENW), Russland
Flug nach:Nyurba Airport (NYR/UENN), Russland
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.

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