TC-62 plane crash near the Vitim. 1950
TC-62 plane crash near the Vitim. 1950

Plane crash TC-62 East Siberian administration GVF near Vitim

  • Date of the crash: 17.04.1950, the
  • The time of the crash: 08: 12
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: the Irkutsk Region, 29 km southwest of Vitim, Yakut ASSR
  • Type of aircraft: TC-62
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL862
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division :: East Siberian territorial administration GVF, 11 atoms
  • Flight: 543 

Chronology of events:

The plane in front of the ground was practically in a mode of horizontal flight. He began to cling tops of trees in the taiga with the left bank, which made it possible to extinguish the speed, and the plane hit the ground relatively gently, first touching the left wing. There was a fire on board. Bortradist, flight mechanic, and 6 male passengers from the plane got out through the front door. The commander and the co-pilot left the cockpit. 10 passengers, including all women and children, the plane could not leave and burned. Others were injured and burned. Two minutes later, in 08: 14 after the fall, an explosion of the front right gas tank took place. The plane was completely engulfed by a flame and burned to the 41 frame.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 20: 4 16 crew members and passengers. Total killed 10 people: 10 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identified causes of the crash: Error during maintenance, equipment failure
Data on the plane:
  • Brand aircraft: TC-62
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L862
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 09.12.1943
  • The serial number of the aircraft: 12136 (42-92346)
  • Hours aircraft: 3686
  • Engines: 6211922 6211493
Flight data:
  • Flight: 543
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: East Siberian territorial administration GVF, 11 atoms
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Kirensk
  • Flying in: Olekminsk
  • Original item: Irkutsk
  • A final point: Yakutsk
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Vladimir Semenov L.
  • the co-pilot Peter V. Gruzintsev
  • flight engineer Vitaly Melenevsky
  • radio operator Alex S. Maltsev