Plane crash Li-2 in the Kiev region. 1955
Plane crash Li-2 in the Kiev region. 1955

Plane crash Li-2 Ukrainian TU GVF in the Kiev region

  • Date of the crash: 23.01.1955, the
  • The time of the crash: 07: 57
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Ukrainian SSR, Kiev region, near the village Lipovec, district Kagarlyksky
  • Aircraft type: Li-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL4510
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Ukrainian territorial administration GVF, 86 of
  • Flight: 613 

Chronology of events:

The Commission found that, after 23 minutes from take-off, the passengers felt the smell of burning and noticed a dark stain on the percale above the right first window between the luggage net and the upper edge of the window, to the left of the individual ventilation cartridge. The passenger Sapozhnikov, who was sitting on the first armchair on the right, and then other passengers, began to knock hard at the door of the crew cabin, which was closed on the latch. The flight mechanic ran into the passenger cabin and noticed the smoking large spot, touched his hand to him. After this, a flame broke out, sparks sprang up, which quickly began to cover the dome of the cabin with the passengers. The navigator, having found the flame, shouted to the commander of the crew: "Come down! Fire! ", Turned off the gasoline heater BO-10 and b in the passenger cabin rushed. Attempts by the boardwriter, navigator, flight mechanic, and passenger Sapozhnikov to extinguish the flames with a fire extinguisher and outer clothing did not yield results. Passengers at the command of the navigator and flight mechanic in the cargo compartment got out, except for the radio operator and Sapozhnikov, who poisoned with caustic smoke, lost consciousness, subsequently burnt, fell. Navigator, returning to the pilot's cabin, released the chassis and, as the cabin filled with smoke, opened the emergency hatch, which improved for a while the review. Discovering from the height of 400-500 m land, the commander gave the command to clean the chassis. According to the navigator's statement, after this command he turned off the ignition, removed the chassis. The cockpit again filled with smoke. The burning plane landed on the fuselage on the field of winter crops. Moving along the field, and then in the plowland about 1000-1200 m, he slid down the steep slope, hit the trees that were on the bank of the small river of Rosava and stopped on the ice of the river on broken and bent partially trees, continuing to burn. Bortmehanik and all passengers fell on their hands when they hit the trees and received injuries and injuries.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 13: 5 8 crew members and passengers. Number of people killed 3: 2 crew members, 1 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identify the causes of the crash: custom reason, maintenance errors
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Lee-2
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L4510
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: May 1948 city
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 18429709
  • Hours aircraft: 5070
  • Engines: 811660 8112267
Flight data:
  • Flight: 613
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Ukrainian territorial administration GVF, 86 of
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Kiev (Juliani)
  • Flying in: Mykolayiv
  • Original item: Kiev (Juliani)
  • A final point: Simferopol
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Peter Kharitonovich Portnov
  • the co-pilot Viktor F. Pronin
  • mechanic Jacob Dem'yanovich Bidnyi
  • radio operator Vladimir A. Krymus
  • navigator Ivan T. Shetilov