Plane crash in Lee-2 Darwaza airport. 1965
Plane crash in Lee-2 Darwaza airport. 1965

Plane crash Li-2 Turkmen CAA in airport Darwaza

  • Date of the crash: 02.01.1965, the
  • The time of the crash: 09: 57
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Turkmen SSR, near Darvaza
  • Aircraft type: Li-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSR63842
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: CAA Turkmen, Ashgabat of

Chronology of events:

The plane crashed into the sand dunes in the distance 4 km from the airport and 600 m right of the line take-off. Plunge into the ground happened to roll up the left 30 degree inoperative engine and a small pitch angle.
Four benzokran found standing on the front right fuel tank, although the take-off said valve must be installed on the front left tank. When disassembling the engines any any defects that could cause them to stop has been detected.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 24: 2 22 crew members and passengers. Total killed 24 people: crew 2, 22 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: climb
  • Identify the causes of the crash: equipment failure, crew error
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Lee-2
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-63842
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 1949
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 6401
  • Hours aircraft: 8758
  • Engines: 8115743 1410390 By
Flight data:
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: CAA Turkmen, Ashgabat of
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Darwaza
  • Flying in: Ashgabat
  • Original item: Tashauz
  • A final point: Ashgabat
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Gennady Ivanovich Sobolev
  • copilot Victor Isakovich Margiev