Plane crash Li-2 at Cape Shelagsky (Chukotka). 1959
Plane crash Li-2 at Cape Shelagsky (Chukotka). 1959

Plane crash Li-2 Arctic governance CAF at Cape Shelagsky (Chukotka)

  • Date of the crash: 10.08.1959, the
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Chukotka Cape Shelagsky
  • Aircraft type: Li-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSR04210
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Polar Aviation Management

Chronology of events:

Trying to climb the second pilot became overdue. The aircraft collided with the bottom of the fuselage Tor Cape. The plane bounced up after hitting and then he crashed into the left-hand roll a large boulder, on fire, destroyed. The plane crash took place over 30 minutes before the estimated time of arrival in Pevek.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 10: 5 5 crew members and passengers. Total killed 7 people: crew 2, 5 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • A flight stage: performing aerial works
  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Lee-2
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-04210
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 18434306
Flight data:
  • Type of flight: Aerial shooting
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Polar Aviation Management
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Cherskiy (Nizh.Kresty)
  • He flew to Pevek
  • Original item: Cherskiy (Nizh.Kresty)
  • A final point: Pevek
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Kulev YM (survived)
  • copilot Gorin (survived)
  • Patty mechanic Stepan (died)
  • Passengers:
  • Captain instructor of Naval Operations Bondarenko GR 
  • hydrologist Alexander Fedorov
  • Researcher Gaudis AI
  • Intern Romanov O.
  • locksmith Suvorov V.