Accident Lisunov Li-2 CCCP-L4145, Saturday 9 November 1946
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Date:Saturday 9 November 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lisunov Li-2
Owner/operator:Aeroflot, Privolzhsk Civil Aviation Directorate
Registration: CCCP-L4145
MSN: 18419003
Year of manufacture:1945
Total airframe hrs:1470 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Ufa -   Russia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Kuybyshev Airport (KUF/UWWW)
Destination airport:Sverdlovsk-Koltsovo Airport (SVX/USSS)
The Li-2 operated on a flight from Kuybyshev (now Samara) to Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg) when the oil pressure of the left engine dropped. The engine was shut down 1 hour and 35 minutes into the flight. The pilot decided to make an emergency landing at Ufa, but veered off course while descending through the clouds. When the aircraft broke through the cloud cover it was straight over the city of Ufa instead of the airport. The pilot set the right engine to takeoff power but it failed as well because of overheating. As the aircraft was to come down in the city the pilot turned into the direction of the Byelaya River. After hitting trees on the embankment of the river, the aircraft crashed into a forest and burnt out.

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  • 123rd worst accident in 1946
  • 848th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 295th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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