Plane crash Li-2 near Kirov Airport. 1974
Plane crash Li-2 near Kirov Airport. 1974

Plane crash Li-2 Ural CAA airport near Kirov

  • Date of the crash: 22.03.1974, the
  • The time of the crash: 08: 00
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Kirov region, Kirov near airport
  • Aircraft type: Li-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSR73960
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: CAA Urals, OAO Kirov

Chronology of events: The crew was killed, passengers injured. It was quickly put out the fire of the right engine. It is revealed in the study of fungi engine failure ninth suction valve cylinder of the left engine, which caused a drop in power and vibration. In the difficult present situation the crew lost piloting and the performance of the left turn could prevent the loss of speed in the end took a dramatic failure of the airplane and sliding.

Data on victims:

  • Total on board were people 9: 3 6 crew members and passengers. Total killed 9 people: crew 3, 6 passengers.
Details of the crash:
  • Phase of flight: climb
  • Identify the causes of the crash: equipment failure, crew error.
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Lee-2
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-73960
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 28.09.1950
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 18436605
  • Hours aircraft: 7589
  • The cycles of use of the aircraft: 6485
  • Engines: KL 7215005 811488
Flight data:
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: CAA Urals, OAO Kirov
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Kirov
  • Flying in the soviet
  • Original item: Kirov
  • A final point: the Soviet
Additional information:

Information about the crew:
  • KBC Benjamin P. Borisov
  • the co-pilot Anatoly Glushkov
  • radio operator Valery Saks 

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