Accident Lisunov Li-2 CCCP-73960, Friday 22 March 1974
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Date:Friday 22 March 1974
Time:08:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lisunov Li-2
Owner/operator:Aeroflot, Uralsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-73960
MSN: 18436605
Year of manufacture:1950
Total airframe hrs:7589 hours
Cycles:6485 flights
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:0,5 km from Kirov Airport (KVX) -   Russia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kirov Airport (KVX/USKK)
Destination airport:Sovetsky Airport (OVS/USHS)
Narrative:
A Lisunov Li-2 passenger plane, CCCP-73960, was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Kirov Airport (KVX), Russia. All three crew members were killed; the six passengers survived.
During takeoff, immediately after lifting off the runway, the no. 1 (left hand) engine started backfiring. The crew decided to return to the airport and initiated a left hand turn at an altitude of 50-60 meters. Altitude and speed could not be maintained. The airplane reached supercritical angles of attack and struck the ground 480 m past the end of the runway and 380 meters to the left of the runway at a snow-covered field near the edge of a forest.

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