Accident Lisunov Li-2 CCCP-L4359, Tuesday 9 January 1951
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Date:Tuesday 9 January 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lisunov Li-2
Owner/operator:Aeroflot, West Siberia Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4359
MSN: 18428406
Total airframe hrs:3640 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Kazan Airport (KZN) -   Russia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Lyubertsy Aerodrome
Destination airport:Kazan Airport
The Li-2 cargo plane was descending towards Kazan Airport when it entered clouds and icing conditions. The cockpit windshields became covered with ice. During the approach to the airport, the airplane's right wing hit the top of a radio communications mast at a height of about 130 m. Part of the right wing broke off and the airplane continued for 220-250 meters before crashed into a field. The top part, 18 metres, of the mast was not lit, the rest of the tower was only lit by two lights.



  • 117th worst accident in 1951
  • 848th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 451st worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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