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Plane crash Li-2 near Irkutsk airport. 1951
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Plane crash Li-2 near Irkutsk airport. 1951

Plane crash Li-2 East Siberian GVF control near Irkutsk Airport

  • Date of the crash: 25.03.1951, the
  • The time of the crash: 04: 42
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: Irkutsk region, 30 km east of the airport Irkutsk
  • Aircraft type: Li-2
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL4790
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division :: East Siberian management GVF, 10 atoms
  • Flight: 451 


Chronology of events:

The survivor, the radio operator of the aerological party Ivanov, testified that during the flight there was a strong bump. Looking out of the window and seeing the flame on the engine, he stood silently and went into the tail, where he wrapped himself in the covers. Immediately after this, a blow followed and he lost consciousness. The commission found that the plane from the torsional position hit the ground. The nose of the fuselage was collapsed before the center wing. Heavy cargo, which was placed behind the passengers broke and fell on them. The right engine screw was in the weathervane. The fuselage twisted from a blow at 90 degrees, the engines on the right side shifted.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 13: 4 9 crew members and passengers. Total killed 12 people: crew 4, 8 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: climb
  • Identified causes of the crash: weather, crew error
Data on the plane:
  • aircraft Brand: Lee-2
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L4790
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: November 1949 of
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 18434104
  • Hours aircraft: 1026
  • Engines: 6211-1705 6211-2506
Flight data:
  • Flight: 451
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: East Siberian management GVF, 10 atoms
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Irkutsk
  • Flying in Chita
  • Original item: Irkutsk
  • A final point: Yakutsk
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • PIC Yuri A. Ponomarenko
  • second pilot Vladimir Romanovsky
  • Viktor Fedotov mechanic
  • radio operator, beg. Communication 10 atoms Terence D. Fedorov

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