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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Date:Saturday 19 July 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot / Latvia
Registration: CCCP-L4197
MSN: 18420702
First flight: 1945
Total airframe hrs:5948
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Riga-Spilve Airport (   Latvia)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Riga-Spilve Airport (EVRS), Latvia
Destination airport:Riga-Spilve Airport (EVRS), Latvia
The Li-2 operated on a training flight from Riga-Spilve at night when the crew made a mistake in handling the fuel system so that both engines flamed out during a go-around. The aircraft lost speed, stalled while flying a left turn and crashed at the perimeter of the airfield.

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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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