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Plane crash in Lee-2 105 km from Balkhash Airport. 1955
Plane crash in Lee-2 105 km from Balkhash Airport. 1955

Plane crash Li-2 Kazakh TU GVF in 105 km from the airport Balkhash

  • Date of the crash: 21.12.1955, the
  • The time of the crash: 06: 45
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Kazakh Soviet Union, Alma-Ata region, desert Saryesik Atyrau, near the lake. Balkhash
  • Aircraft type: Li-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL4981
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Kazakh territorial department of the CAF, 152 ao
  • Flight: 90 

Chronology of events:

The crew 03: 41 reported refusal giroinstruments. The report was made Balkhash Airport and Alma-Ata. Balkhash ADS and RDS Almaty since then repeatedly passed instructed to return to the airport Almaty, but the board did not answer anymore. 23.12.razrushenny completely and partially burned the plane was found in a snowy wilderness 105 km south-east of the airport Balkhash. He came to earth to 65 degree course at high speed to the right and roll with the engine hit the wing on the crest of the dune. The aircraft then hit the second dune ridge. The wreckage was scattered over an area 180-185h55 m. The plane crash took place in 03: 45 MSK (06: 45 local time).

Data on victims:

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

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identify the causes of the crash: the shortcomings in the design, equipment failure, maintenance errors
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Lee-2
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L4981
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 22.10.1952
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 23443307
  • Hours aircraft: 4023
  • Engines: PM PM 121596 121705
Flight data:
  • Flight: 90
  • Tour type: Truck
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Kazakh territorial department of the CAF, 152 ao
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Alma-Ata
  • Flying in: Balkhash
  • Original Location: Alma-Ata
  • A final point: Moscow Airport (unknown)
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Joseph Matveyevich Korneichuk
  • co-pilot Michael P. Podyachev
  • mechanic Modest Y. Strelnikov
  • mechanic trainee Boris A. Bychkov
  • radio operator Alexander G. Kharlamov
  • unformed passenger:
  • radio operator Tajik AG Ivan Kliment'ev


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