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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Date:Wednesday 28 September 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Northern Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4712
MSN: 18431801
First flight: 1949
Total airframe hrs:8663
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ozerevo, Borovichi district (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Moskva-Vnukovo Airport (VKO/UUWW), Russia
Destination airport:Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport (LED/ULLI), Russia
During a night-time flight to Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), the right engine began to leak oil. The engine failed and the propeller could not be feathered as there was no oil left in the system. The crew decided to make an emergency landing at Vypolzovo Air Base but ATC at Vypolzovo could not be reached for 50 minutes. The aircraft lost height and crash-landed in a potato field 400 metres south-west of Ozerevo and broke up.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Moskva-Vnukovo Airport to Leningrad-Shosseynaya Airport as the crow flies is 621 km (388 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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