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Date:Friday 2 October 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Far East Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-84448
MSN: 3502
First flight: 1949
Total airframe hrs:9416
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:42 km (26.3 mls) N of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Milkovo (UHPM), Russia
Destination airport:Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (PKC/UHPP), Russia
The Li-2 deviated from the prescribed flight path to the left by 15 km due to strong winds and erroneous navigation.
While descending through clouds the aircraft impacted a glacier at a height of 2100 metres on the northern slope of Mt. Aag (2319 metres).

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain



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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 Milkovo to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport as the crow flies is 167 km (104 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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