Plane crash near Lee-2 Berdsk. 1959
Plane crash near Lee-2 Berdsk. 1959

Plane crash Li-2 West Siberian TU GVF near Berdsk

  • Date of the crash: 24.04.1959, the
  • The time of the crash: 13: 06
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Novosibirsk region, 9 km northeast of Art. Berdsk
  • Aircraft type: Li-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSR84595
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Subdivision: West Siberian territorial administration GVF, 6 ACEEEO

Chronology of events:

The crew at 09: 01 caused Novosibirsk, but did not hear the answer Airport. The crew later did not respond to calls. According to eyewitnesses, the accident occurred between 09: 05-09: 07 MSK (13: 05-13: 07 places Bp..). They are at an altitude of about 300 m watching the aircraft flying with released gondola. He was also smoke. Then, witnesses saw a gradual rise to the plane of the nacelle. Gondola disappeared inside the plane. He turned sharply to the right, went down and disappeared into the forest. The Board found that the plane crashed into the ground due to the loss of speed.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 8: 8 crew members. Total killed 5 people: 5 crew members.

Details of the crash:

  • A flight stage: performing aerial works
  • Identify the causes of the crash: the shortcomings in the design, equipment failure, crew error 
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Lee-2
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-84595
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 04.11.1947
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 18427508
  • Hours aircraft: 9820
  • Engines: PM PM 123304 122093
Flight data:
  • Type of flight: Aerial shooting
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Subdivision: West Siberian territorial administration GVF, 6 ACEEEO
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Novosibirsk (North)
  • Flying in: Novosibirsk (North)
  • Original item: Novosibirsk (North)
  • A final point: Novosibirsk (North)
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Leonid Shemet
  • the co-pilot Grigory Stepanovich Tabunscic
  • flight engineer Nikolai Hoopoe
  • radio operator Nikolay Timofeevich Makhovsky
  • co-driver Vladimir Zhukov
  • fotooperator Radionovich Nikolai Bugrov
  • in magnetism:
  • KI Sapozhnikov 
  • Boris Aronov