Plane crash KM-2 the Khimki Reservoir. 1950
Plane crash KM-2 the Khimki Reservoir. 1950

Plane crash KM-2 Office of Polar Aviation Glavsevmorputi the Khimki Reservoir

  • Date of the crash: 26.06.1950, the
  • The time of the crash: 18: 30
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: Moscow, Khimki Reservoir
  • Aircraft type: KM-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRN488
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division :: Polaris Office Aviation Glavsevmorputi

Chronology of events:

The crew before the flight to the mission conducted a round-robin flight and conducted take-off from the water area of ​​the Khimki reservoir. On board with the permission of the second flight mechanic, illegally, for riding, was a passenger - a minder who had to wait for the return of the aircraft on the shore. After 12 minutes of flight, the commander of the ship went by permission to the command radio station to land with MK = 135 degrees. The place of excavation, in front of the building of the Northern Port, was marked by a boat. With an error in the leveling plane, the plane, with the mirror surface of the water, buried its nose in the water, began to collapse and sank. The second flight mechanic was killed. His body was lifted the next day from the water.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 6: 5 1 crew members and passengers. Total killed 2 people: 2 crew members.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: landing or mileage
  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: KM-2
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-N488
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 23.11.1943
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 02817
  • Hours aircraft: 1102
  • Engines: 8229052 8229045
Flight data:
  • Tour type: Circling the Sun
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Department: Department of the Polar Aviation Glavsevmorputi
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Vladimir S. Loboda
  • the co-pilot Nikolay Andreev
  • 1-th mechanic Sergey A. Anikin
  • 2-second flight engineer Gregory Makarovich Hedin
  • radio operator Alexander Abramchuk