Accident Lisunov Li-2 CCCP-L4315, Wednesday 9 January 1952
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Date:Wednesday 9 January 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lisunov Li-2
Owner/operator:Aeroflot / Azerbaijan
Registration: CCCP-L4315
MSN: 18427410
Year of manufacture:1947
Total airframe hrs:4736 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:3 km from Stalingrad Airport (VOG) -   Russia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Voronezh Airport (VOZ/UUOO)
Destination airport:Stalingrad Airport (VOG/URWW)
The aircraft operated on a cargo flight from Moscow to Baku with en route stops at Voronezh and Stalingrad. It carried 1,793 kg of cargo brass sheets and mail). After a premature descent the aircraft hit a snowy field short of the runway.

The causes of the disaster are:
1) Loss of speed during approach due to errors in piloting technique.
2) Indiscipline of the PIC, expressed in the admission of the co-pilot to control the aircraft at night from the left seat.
3) Negligence of the crew when calculating for landing, allowing the plane to touch the ground at a distance of 3 km from the start of the runway in good visibility and with the NDB beacon turned on.



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