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Plane crash Li-2 in the Kiev region. 1955
Plane crash Li-2 in the Kiev region. 1955

Plane crash Li-2 Ukrainian TU GVF in the Kiev region

  • Date of the crash: 23.01.1955, the
  • The time of the crash: 07: 57
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Place the crash: Ukrainian SSR, Kiev region, near the village Lipovec, district Kagarlyksky
  • Aircraft type: Li-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL4510
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Ukrainian territorial administration GVF, 86 of
  • Flight: 613 

Chronology of events:

The Commission found that after 23 minutes from takeoff, passengers felt a smell of burning and noticed a dark spot on percale over the right first window between the luggage grid and top edge of the box to the left of the chuck individual ventilation. Passenger Sapozhnikov, who sat in the first seat on the right, and then the other passengers, began to knock hard on the door of the cockpit, which was closed at the valve. Mechanic, ran into the passenger cabin and noticed steaming great spot, touched a hand to him. Following this, it flared, sparks, which was quickly cover the cockpit canopy with passengers. Navigator to find flames, shouted to the captain: "Descend! Fire! ", Turned off the petrol heater BO-10 and used in the passenger cabin rosilsya. Attempts radio operator, navigator, flight engineer and passenger Sapozhnikov extinguish the flames with a fire extinguisher and outerwear failed. Passengers on the team navigator and flight engineer in the cargo area is selected, in addition to radio operator and Sapozhnikov, that acrid smoke poisoned, lost consciousness and later burned, fell. The navigator, returning to the cockpit, landing gear, and, as the cabin filled with smoke, opened the escape hatch than improved for a while review. Finding a height 400-500 m land, the commander gave the command to remove the chassis. According to the co-driver, after team he turned off the ignition, put the chassis. The cockpit filled with smoke again. The burning plane had landed on the fuselage on the field of winter crops. Penetrating the field, and then on the arable land of about 1000-1200 m, he rolled down the steep slope, hit the trees that were on the bank of a small river and stopped at the tires of the river on the ice and broken trees bent part, continued to burn. Mechanic and all passengers on impact with the trees fell received bruises and injuries.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 13: 5 8 crew members and passengers. Number of people killed 3: 2 crew members, 1 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identify the causes of the crash: custom reason, maintenance errors
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Lee-2
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L4510
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: May 1948 city
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 18429709
  • Hours aircraft: 5070
  • Engines: 811660 8112267
Flight data:
  • Flight: 613
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: Ukrainian territorial administration GVF, 86 of
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Kiev (Juliani)
  • Flying in: Mykolayiv
  • Original item: Kiev (Juliani)
  • A final point: Simferopol
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Peter Kharitonovich Portnov
  • the co-pilot Viktor F. Pronin
  • mechanic Jacob Dem'yanovich Bidnyi
  • radio operator Vladimir A. Krymus
  • navigator Ivan T. Shetilov


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