Plane crash Li-2 in Verkhnyaya Salda. 1954
Plane crash Li-2 in Verkhnyaya Salda. 1954

Plane crash Li-2 plant №166 MAP USSR in Verkhnyaya Salda

  • Date of the crash: 23.06.1954, the
  • The time of the crash: 13: 05
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Sverdlovsk region, Upper Salda
  • Aircraft type: Li-2
  • Join the aircraft: SSSRI403
  • Aviation company name: MAP Soviet aircraft factory №166, Omsk

Chronology of events:

At the height of 30-40 m stopped working right and then the left engine. The plane lost altitude, to cling to the power line poles and wires, caught fire and 1,5 km from the airport fell to the ground in the open space between the wooden sheds and huts. Before the fuselage has been destroyed. Oblomov left the plane. Commander, the dispatcher Koltsovo Airport and both mechanic died. According to the results of examination all were intoxicated.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 7: 5 2 crew members and passengers. Total killed 4 people: crew 3, 1 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: take-off
  • Identify the causes of the crash: equipment failure, crew error
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Lee-2
  • Aircraft ID: Soviet-I403
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 09.03.1942
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 18422403
  • Hours aircraft: 9816
  • Engines: 6211-2156 6211-931
Flight data:
  • Tour type: Truck
  • Aviation Company: IAP Soviet aircraft factory №166, Omsk
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Verkhnyaya Salda
  • Flying in: Sverdlovsk (Koltsovo)
  • Original item: Verkhnyaya Salda
  • A final point: Omsk (North)
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC George Konanovich Snegirev
  • copilot Fyodor Brice
  • 1-th mechanic Ivan Baronin
  • 2-th mechanic George T. Mukhin
  • radio operator Arsenty Efremovich Semin

Is there more information about the exact location of the airfield? I know that it was located on land that has been built up with houses in 1970-80 years. Photo is somehow connected with the location of the airport or the crash?