Plane crash Li-2 in the mountains Karatau ridge. 1950
Plane crash Li-2 in the mountains Karatau ridge. 1950

Plane crash Li-2 Uzbek control CAF mountain ridge Karatau

  • Date of the crash: 27.12.1950, the
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: the Kazakh SSR, of Mynzhilgi (Bessaz), South-Kazakhstan region
  • Aircraft type: Li-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL4003
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division :: Uzbek territorial administration GVF, 3 UTO

Chronology of events:

The crew 16: 25 has received and requested a radio bearing 117 degrees Dzhusaly (defined - 120 degrees). In 16: 27 from the board received a report on migration Kyzyl-Orda. The aircraft in the period from 16: 30 150 was zapelengovan degrees. The commander in 17: 10 established a connection to the airport and asked Turkestan turn navigation. After that, the connection was lost. 28.12.50 plane was found completely destroyed and partially burned on the rocky slope of the mountain ridge of Karatau in 72 km north-east from the airport at an altitude of Turkestan 2050 m (126 m from the top).

Data on victims:

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

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identified causes of the crash: ATC error, crew error
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Lee-2
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L4003
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 07.07.1942
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 1843406
  • Hours aircraft: 7072
  • Engines: 627408 6206246
Flight data:
  • Flight Type: Training (trainer)
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Uzbek territorial administration GVF, 3 UTO
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Dzhusaly
  • Flying in: Tashkent (Yuzhny)
  • Original item: Tashkent (Yuzhny)
  • A final point: Tashkent (Yuzhny)
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • QC Nikolai Bocharov
  • the co-pilot Andrei Filippovich Musatov
  • mechanic Sergey Viktorovich Rakowski
  • radio operator Alexander sohranenku
  • navigator Ivan Sidorenko
  • aerial navigators:
  • Peter S. Kozyrev 
  • Andrei Bunkin 
  • Vladimir Sergeyevich Ivanov