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Date:Friday 2 November 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, West Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4872
MSN: 18435507
First flight: 1950
Total airframe hrs:8331
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:E of Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX) (   Russia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Izhevsk Airport (IJK/USII), Russia
Destination airport:Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX/USSS), Russia
The Li-2 operated on a flight from Moscow to Omsk with stops at Gorky, Izhevsk and Sverdlovsk. The flight took off from Izhevsk at 00:20 Moscow time. Onboard there were three crew members, 2 passengers, 681 kg of mail and 676 kg of cargo.
The descent to Sverdlovsk was initiated at 02:00 Moscow time (04:00 local time). During the approach the aircraft was 157 m to the right of the extended centreline of the runway and below the published descent profile.
At 250m altitude both engines lost power because the right-hand fuel tank had run dry. While the flight crew switched to the left-hand fuel tank and restarted the engines, more altitude was lost until the aircraft struck trees and crashed.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground



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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 Izhevsk Airport to Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport as the crow flies is 444 km (277 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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