Plane crash Li-2 near the airport Cape Kosisty. 1948
Plane crash Li-2 near the airport Cape Kosisty. 1948

Plane crash Li-2 avaigruppy Chukotka Polar Aviation Airport near Cape Kosisty

  • Date of the crash: 01.11.1948, the
  • The time of the crash: 21: 40
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: the Krasnoyarsk Territory, 16 km east of the airport Cape Kosisty
  • Aircraft type: Li-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRN494
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division :: Polaris Office Aviation Glavsevmorputi

Chronology of events:

The crew performed the takeoff November 1 12: 57 MSK. Night Flight stemmed at flight level 2100 m fine. In 16: 50, spustya13 minutes on the river Anabar span, from the aircraft to the airport Cape Kosisty got the message: "We have the right motor act up, the oil pressure drops." Radio operator in 17: 30 narrated: "Watch, come around you will forced to sit on 30 km from you." In addition, it required long press the key. Last connection to the board was 17: 40. The crew did not respond to further calls.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 6: 6 crew members. Total killed 6 people: 6 crew members.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identify the causes of the crash: the shortcomings in the design, weather conditions, equipment failure
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Lee-2
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-N494
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 1843012
Flight data:
  • Tour type: Transport
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Department: Department of the Polar Aviation Glavsevmorputi
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from Ust-Yansk
  • Flying in Cape Kosisty
  • Original item: Crosses Kolyma
  • A final point: Cape Kosisty
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • The commander Pavel Fedorovich Zhuravlev
  • copilot Fyodor Yatsenko
  • mate Nikolay Erokhin
  • radio operator George V. Kuznetsov
  • 1-th mechanic Alexei Funny
  • 2-second flight engineer Fyodor Ilyich Blagovestny

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