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Last updated: 25 January 2022
Date:Saturday 3 May 1952
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-L4602
MSN: 4607
First flight: 1948
Total airframe hrs:2284
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:95 km (59.4 mls) NW of Khandyga (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Yakutsk Airport (YKS/UEEE), Russia
Destination airport:Khandyga-Teply Klyuch Airport (KDY/UEMH), Russia
The Li-2 operated on a cargo flight from Yakutsk to Allaikha with en route stops at Yakutsk and Khandyga. The aircraft encountered inclement weather and deviated from the prescribed flight path due to strong winds. It entered clouds and impacted the north-western slope of the first mountain of the Verkhoyanski khrebet ridge at a height of about 1200 metres.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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