Plane crash Li-2 near Stavropol. 1957
Plane crash Li-2 near Stavropol. 1957

Plane crash Li-2 Turkmen TU GVF near Stavropol

  • Date of the crash: 03.07.1957, the
  • The time of the crash: 06: 22
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Stavropol Territory, Strizhament, 30 km south of Stavropol
  • Aircraft type: Li-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL4825
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Turkmen territorial administration GVF, 165 ao
  • Flight: 461 

Chronology of events:

The crew performed the flight squadron 165 №461 Ashgabat-Simferopol from landing in Baku, Krasnovodsk, Krasnodar and Mineralnye Vody. Aircraft at the airport Mineralnye Vody arrived 2 day of July. Rise held in 05: 50utrom next day, after spending the night and rest. On board were 10 adult passengers and two children. In 06: 22 (later 32 minutes from takeoff) in 30 km south of Stavropol plane crashed into the treetops, located on the upper plateau of the mountain Strizhament (832 meters) and crashed.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 15: 3 12 crew members and passengers. Total killed 8 people: 8 crew members.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error, error ATC
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Lee-2
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L4825
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 15.04.1950
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 18434510
  • Hours aircraft: 8766
  • Engines: 8121238 8111026
Flight data:
  • Flight: 461
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Turkmen territorial administration GVF, 165 ao
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Mineralnye Vody
  • Flying in: Krasnodar (Pashkovsky)
  • Original item: Ashgabat
  • A final point: Simferopol
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Ivan Merkulov
  • the co-pilot Peter N. Zvyaginets
  • radio operator Gregory Evtiheevich Starostenko