Li-2 near Gorky plane crash. 1962
Li-2 near Gorky plane crash. 1962

Plane crash Li-2 Muta CAF near Gorky

  • Date of the crash: 24.05.1962, the
  • The time of the crash: 18: 53
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Gorky Region, 7 km southeast of Gorky Airport (Strigino)
  • Aircraft type: Li-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSR54997
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Moscow Transport Aviation Administration CAF (CAF Muta), 61 Common
  • Flight: 56 

Chronology of events:

The plane because of the low height of the plane of the left wing touched the ground, fell on the outskirts of the village of Bol. Doskino on a plowed field, partially burned, destroyed. 1 passengers had minor injuries, the crew and other passengers (children and adults 15) died. The plane crash took place in 7 km south-east from the airport in 18: 53 on the other bank of the Oka River. Current conditions: temperature + 25 ° C, visibility 20 km Mostly 1 score.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 21: 4 17 crew members and passengers. Total killed 20 people: crew 4, 16 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: climb
  • Identified causes of the crash: equipment failure
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Lee-2
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-54997
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1953
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 23443509
  • Hours aircraft: 14427
  • Engines: 8121226 812232
Flight data:
  • Flight: 56
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Moscow Transport Aviation Administration CAF (CAF Muta), 61 Common
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Bitter
  • I flew to Moscow (Bykovo)
  • Original item: Magnitogorsk
  • A final point: Moscow (Bykovo)
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Vasily Koltunov
  • the co-pilot Nikolai Starshov
  • mechanic Vasily Ruzanov
  • radio operator Konstantin Brawlers