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Last updated: 19 October 2021
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Date:Sunday 25 December 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lisunov Li-2
Operator:Aeroflot / Uzbekistan
Registration: CCCP-L4719
MSN: 1843260.?
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:0,5 km (0.3 mls) from Aktyubinsk Airport (AKX) (   Kazakhstan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Kuybyshev Airport (KUF/UWWW), Russia
Destination airport:Aktyubinsk Airport (AKX/UATT), Kazakhstan
Narrative:
The aircraft operated on a flight from Moscow to Tashkent with en route stops at Kuybyshev and Aktyubinsk.
During the night-time approach to Aktyubinsk in low clouds and snowfall, the inexperienced pilots flew too slow. The Li-2 stalled at a height of some 60 metres. The pilots managed to recover the aircraft, went around and flew too slow again on the second approach. The aircraft now stalled at a height of some 15 metres and crashed 530 metres before the landing T.
One crew member broke a leg and the others were slightly injured.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» Soviet Transports


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Distance from Kuybyshev Airport to Aktyubinsk Airport as the crow flies is 599 km (375 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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