Plane crash Li-2 in the North Caucasus mountains. 1948
Plane crash Li-2 in the North Caucasus mountains. 1948

Plane crash Li-2 Georgian control CAF in the mountains of the North Caucasus

  • Date of the crash: 25.10.1948, the
  • The time of the crash: 14: 01
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Krasnodar region, south of the Art. Samurskaya
  • Aircraft type: Li-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL4500
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division :: Georgian control CAF, 18 tao

Chronology of events:

The crew 13: 59 asked the last time the bearing, but it has not turned out. Communication with the crew in 14: 01 stopped. The plane went missing. The search produced no results. The Commission concluded that, perhaps, playing over the mountains of the north-western part of the Caucasus Main Range in clouds, the crew hit the ice and descending powerful airflow (bumps) and crashed in the mountains.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 18: 4 14 crew members and passengers. Total killed 18 people: crew 4, 14 passengers.

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-L4500
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 27.05.1948
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 18429608
  • Hours aircraft: 616
  • Engines: 6211-536 621-529
Flight data:
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: The Georgian control CAF, 18 tao
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Klukhori
  • I flew to Sukhumi (Babushera)
  • Original item: Klukhori
  • A final point: Tbilisi
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Leonid S. Petrov
  • co-pilot Michael Kutievich Adzhba
  • Boris Z. mechanic Usherzon
  • radio operator Nikolai Pakin