Plane crash C-47 in the Grozny region. 1945
Plane crash C-47 in the Grozny region. 1945

Plane crash C-47 Azerbaijan UGVF in the Grozny region

  • Date of the crash: 22.01.1945, the
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: the Grozny region, Shelkovskaya district, near the art. Chervlennaya
  • Aircraft type: Douglas C-47
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL963
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division :: Azerbaijani territorial administration GVF

Chronology of events:

The head of flights of the Makhachkala airport the plane has let out at a weather less than a minimum, referring to especial importance of the task. There was no information about the weather in Grozny. On the route there was some fog with visibility not more than 500 m. The crew continued flying at low altitude in the railway line, visually oriented. The crew in the Gudermes area, having got into a strip of thick fog, mixed up the railway lines and flew along the railway to Mozdok. Finding in the area of ​​Art. A cherished mistake, the crew decided to go directly to Grozny - through the Tersky Range. To the ridge from the turn point was 4 km. The aircraft did not manage to gain altitude and collided in difficult weather conditions with the slope of the Tersky Range.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 5: 4 1 crew members and passengers. Total killed 5 people: crew 4, 1 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error
Data on the plane:
  • Mark Aircraft: Douglas C-47
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L963
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
Flight data:
  • Tour type: Transport
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Department: Azerbaijan's territorial administration GVF
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • I am flying from: Makhachkala
  • Flying in: Grozny
  • Original item: Baku
  • A final point: Simferopol
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • PIC PI Abrosimov