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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Monday 22 January 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Registration: CCCP-L901
MSN: 12890
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Minsk-1 International Airport (MHP) (   Belarus)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Minsk-1 International Airport (MHP/UMMM), Belarus
Destination airport:Kaunas/Aleksotas-S. Darius and S. Girenas Airport (EYKS), Lithuania
The C-47A transport plane operated on a cargo flight from Moscow-Vnukovo Airport to Šiauliai with an route stops at Minsk and Kaunas. Some 15 minutes after take-off from Minsk, the right hand engine failed. The crew decided to return to Minsk. After having to execute two go arounds at Minsk, eventually the left engine failed as well. The aircraft collided with a pole, hit the roof of a house and came down in a garden.

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Distance from Minsk-1 International Airport to Kaunas/Aleksotas-S. Darius and S. Girenas Airport as the crow flies is 260 km (163 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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