Plane crash C-47 in the North Caucasus mountains. 1947
Plane crash C-47 in the North Caucasus mountains. 1947

With the plane crash-47 Georgian control CAF in the mountains of the North Caucasus

  • Date of the crash: 05.03.1947, the
  • The time of the crash: 09: 53
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: the Georgian SSR, Nizhnesvanetsky Ridge
  • Aircraft type: Douglas C-47
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL952
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division :: Georgian territorial administration GVF
  • Flight: 34 

Chronology of events:

After an hour 1 3 minutes from takeoff interrupted communication with the board. The wreckage was found only in the mountains 20.06.1947 Mr. Caucasus Mountains. Before takeoff in obtaining consent to receiving from the airport Vnukovo crew commander made a commitment to come to 15: 25. With the lack of time, he decided to straighten the route through the Caucasus range. During the flight in the clouds, with the possible icing aircraft crashed into a mountain.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 23: 4 19 crew members and passengers. Total killed 23 people: crew 4, 19 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error
Data on the plane:
  • Mark Aircraft: Douglas C-47
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L952
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
Flight data:
  • Flight: 34
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Subdivision: Georgian territorial administration GVF
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Tbilisi
  • Flying in Moscow (Vnukovo)
  • Original item: Tbilisi
  • A final point: Moscow (Vnukovo)
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • PIC IN Nikitin
  • copilot GI Suslov
  • mechanic AV Andryushenko
  • radio operator VI Brother in law