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Plane crash Li-2 near the airport Mineralnye Vody. 1953
Plane crash Li-2 near the airport Mineralnye Vody. 1953

Plane crash Li-2 Sverdlovsk AP TU GVF Air Group near Mineralnye Vody Airport

  • Date of the crash: 21.10.1953, the
  • The time of the crash: 17: 45
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Stavropol, Mineralnye Vody, near airport
  • Aircraft type: Li-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL4890
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division :: West Siberian territorial administration GVF, Sverdlovsk Air Group
  • Flight: 525 

Chronology of events:

17 km before they reach the airport, the aircraft entered a visibility 20-30 m in the snow. Further reduce the aircraft in 17: 45 with MKpol = 190 ° cling to the roof of the barn screws. Then he hit on the right plane stone structure baths. Having destroyed the structure and shedding of the right plane, the plane skapotiroval and suffered in the catastrophe in 226 m from the first encounter an obstacle.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 8: 5 3 crew members and passengers. Total killed 1 people: 1 crew members.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: the approach
  • Identified causes of the crash: ATC error, crew error
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Lee-2
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L4890
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 29.07.1950
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 18436106
  • Hours aircraft: 5130
  • Engines: 8121080 812765
Flight data:
  • Flight: 525
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Subdivision: West Siberian territorial administration GVF, Sverdlovsk Air Group
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Stalingrad (Gumrak)
  • Flying in: Mineralnye Vody
  • Original item: Sverdlovsk (Koltsovo)
  • A final point: Mineralnye Vody
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Paul S. Firichenko
  • checks, com AE Michael T. Popov
  • second pilot Gennady Andreyevich Fighters
  • mechanic Alex D. Scriabin
  • radio operator Joseph Galaktionovich Suslov 


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