Accident Lisunov Li-2 , Tuesday 2 March 1943
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Date:Tuesday 2 March 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lisunov Li-2
Owner/operator:Soviet Air Force
Fatalities:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Sol-Iletsk -   Russia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Astrakhan Airport (ASF/URWA)
Destination airport:Chkalov Airport (REN/UWOO)
En route from Astrakhan to Chkalov (now Orenburg) when it encountered below-minima weather conditions with low clouds and snowfall. The crew decided to divert to Sol-Iletsk, but on approach to that airfield the aircraft collided with a snow-covered hill between Saratovka and Boyevaya Gora. All occupants survived the accident and tried to reach Sol-Iletsk, but 9 of them froze to death within some hours.


Soviet Transports


  • 227th worst accident in 1943
  • 608th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 31st worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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