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Last updated: 27 October 2021
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Date:Friday 15 January 1960
Time:11:18
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-19405
MSN: 18419405
First flight: 1945
Total airframe hrs:2310
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:68 km (42.5 mls) W of Sverdlovsk (   Russia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX/USSS), Russia
Destination airport:Kazan Airport, Russia
Narrative:
The Li-2 had just been transferred from the Soviet Air Force to Aeroflot and was operated on a ferry flight from Sverdlovsk to ARB-402 at Moscow-Bykovo in order to receive civil documents and be repainted in Aeroflot colours.
On the first leg of the flight, the right engine failed and could not be restarted. The crew decided to return to Sverdlovsk but the aircraft lost altitude. The decision to jettison the cargo worsened the situation as some boxes got stuck in the door, protruding to the outside and thus creating additional drag.
The aircraft continued to lose height and came down in a forest south of Didino, 68 km west of Sverdlovsk.

Sources:
» airdisaster.ru


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Distance from Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport to Kazan Airport as the crow flies is 718 km (449 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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