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Date:Thursday 11 October 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4416
MSN: 18428502
First flight: 1948
Total airframe hrs:4169
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:18 km (11.3 mls) S of Art. Bogdanovic, Sverdlovsk region (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Kazan Airport, Russia
Destination airport:Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX/USSS), Russia
The Li-2 was engaged in a night time passenger flight from Kazan to Sverdlovsk. While flying in low clouds and icing conditions, the crew lost radio contact with Koltsovo Airport because the aerials had been damaged by icing.
Unable to determine their position, the flight crew decided to descend in order to establish visual contact with the ground. Ultimately the aircraft ran out of fuel, leading the crew to carry out a wheels-up landing in a swamp, 18 km south of Bogdanovich. The aircraft hit some tree tops on the edge of the swamp and crashed.
The crew had worked for 13 hours and 54 minutes at the time of the accident.


Fuel exhaustion
Forced landing outside airport



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Distance from Kazan Airport to Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport as the crow flies is 718 km (449 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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