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Plane crash in Lee-2 105 km from Balkhash Airport. 1955
Plane crash in Lee-2 105 km from Balkhash Airport. 1955

Plane crash Li-2 Kazakh TU GVF in 105 km from the airport Balkhash

  • Date of the crash: 21.12.1955, the
  • The time of the crash: 06: 45
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Kazakh Soviet Union, Alma-Ata region, desert Saryesik Atyrau, near the lake. Balkhash
  • Aircraft type: Li-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL4981
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Kazakh territorial department of the CAF, 152 ao
  • Flight: 90 

Chronology of events:

The crew in 03: 41 reported the failure of gyro appliances. The message was received by the airports of Balkhash and Alma-Ata. ADH Balkhash and RDS Alma-Ata have since several times passed orders to return to Alma-Ata airport, but the board did not respond anymore. 23.12.The destroyed completely and partially burnt aircraft was found in a snow-covered desert at 105 km south-east of Balkhash airport. He approached the ground with a course of 65 degrees at high speed with the right bank and with running motors hit the wing on the crest of the barkhan. The plane then hit the crest of the second barkhan. The debris was scattered in the square 180-185x55 m. The plane crash took place in 03: 45 MSK (06: 45 local time).

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 6: 5 1 crew members and passengers. Total killed 6 people: crew 5, 1 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identify the causes of the crash: the shortcomings in the design, equipment failure, maintenance errors
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Lee-2
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L4981
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 22.10.1952
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 23443307
  • Hours aircraft: 4023
  • Engines: PM PM 121596 121705
Flight data:
  • Flight: 90
  • Tour type: Truck
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Kazakh territorial department of the CAF, 152 ao
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Alma-Ata
  • Flying in: Balkhash
  • Original Location: Alma-Ata
  • A final point: Moscow Airport (unknown)
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Joseph Matveyevich Korneichuk
  • co-pilot Michael P. Podyachev
  • mechanic Modest Y. Strelnikov
  • mechanic trainee Boris A. Bychkov
  • radio operator Alexander G. Kharlamov
  • unformed passenger:
  • radio operator Tajik AG Ivan Kliment'ev


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