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Plane crash KM-2 the Khimki Reservoir. 1950
Plane crash KM-2 the Khimki Reservoir. 1950

Plane crash KM-2 Office of Polar Aviation Glavsevmorputi the Khimki Reservoir

  • Date of the crash: 26.06.1950, the
  • The time of the crash: 18: 30
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: Moscow, Khimki Reservoir
  • Aircraft type: KM-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRN488
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division :: Polaris Office Aviation Glavsevmorputi

Chronology of events:

The crew prior to departure on a mission aircraft had circled around and held off from the waters of the Khimki Reservoir. On board with the approval of a second mechanic is illegal to ride, was the passenger - minder, who had to wait for the return on the bank of the aircraft. After 12 minutes of the flight the captain went on the resolution by the command station on land with MK = 135 degrees. Splashdown place, in front of the North Port pointed boat. At the height of his mistake in alignment with the plane mirror surface of the water buried his nose in the water, began to collapse and sank. A second mechanic was killed. His body was lifted the next day out of the water.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 6: 5 1 crew members and passengers. Total killed 2 people: 2 crew members.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: landing or mileage
  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: KM-2
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-N488
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 23.11.1943
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 02817
  • Hours aircraft: 1102
  • Engines: 8229052 8229045
Flight data:
  • Tour type: Circling the Sun
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Department: Department of the Polar Aviation Glavsevmorputi
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Vladimir S. Loboda
  • the co-pilot Nikolay Andreev
  • 1-th mechanic Sergey A. Anikin
  • 2-second flight engineer Gregory Makarovich Hedin
  • radio operator Alexander Abramchuk


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