Plane crash C-47 in Starobin district, Minsk region. 1944
Plane crash C-47 in Starobin district, Minsk region. 1944

Plane crash C-47 1-th Air Transport Division CAF in Starobin district, Minsk region

  • Date of the crash: 31.05.1944, the
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Byelorussia, Minsk region, near the village of Horostov, Starobin (Soligorsk now) area
  • Aircraft type: Douglas C-47
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL843
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division :: 1-I ADT CAB CAF, 2 amn

Chronology of events:

The plane was transporting loads for the guerrilla unit VZ Korzh. Planting rate from the northeast during the night carried on the prepared strip of dirt in the woods south of the village Horostov burnt by the Nazis. The plane flew over the dark stripe, crashed into the trees beyond its borders and crashed.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 7: 6 1 crew members and passengers. Total killed 7 people: crew 6, 1 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: the approach
Data on the plane:
  • Mark Aircraft: Douglas C-47
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L843
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 25.02.1943
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 9119
Flight data:
  • Tour type: Military objectives
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: 1-I ADT CAB CAF, 2 amn
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
Information about the crew:
  • n / a n Vasily Harahonov- Chief Airborne Service Staff GU GVF 
  • l-t Boris Pavlov-commander
  • L-T Anatoly Haritonov- copilot
  • ml. l-r co-driver Alexey Datsko-
  • teh.- l-r Michael Kupriyanovich Kozlov- mechanic
  • Art. s-t Mikhail Baykov- air gunner
  • The passenger - a radio operator of the Central Staff of the partisan movement