Mid-air collision Accident Lisunov Li-2T CCCP-A4031, Wednesday 27 May 1953
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Date:Wednesday 27 May 1953
Time:03:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lisunov Li-2T
Owner/operator:Aeroflot, East Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-A4031
MSN: 18432605
Year of manufacture:1949
Total airframe hrs:1268 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:20
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:16,5 km W of Barzas -   Russia
Phase: En route
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:Novosibirsk-Severny (North) Airport (UNCC)
Destination airport:Novosibirsk-Severny (North) Airport (UNCC)
Narrative:
The Li-2, registration CCCP-L4534, took off from the Irkutsk Airport on May 26 at 21:07 Moscow time. The plane landed at Krasnoyarsk Airport at 00:50 on May 27. The flight took off again at 01:55, bound for Novosibirsk. En route altitude was 2100 meters.
Meanwhile, at 02:40, the crew of the Li-2 CCCP-A4031 departed Novosibirsk for an aerial photography flight at 1800 m, in an area some 45-60 km north-northeast of Kemerovo.
At 03:50 Moscow time both aircraft collided and crashed.

Sources:

airdisaster.ru

Statistics

  • 89th worst accident in 1953
  • 749th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 457th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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