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Plane crash Li-2 near Irkutsk airport. 1951
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 surviving passenger, radio operator upper-air party Ivanov, testified that during the flight there was a strong buffeting. Looking out the window and saw flames on the motor, he stood in silence and went into a tail, which wrapped in blankets. Immediately after that he followed hit and he lost consciousness. The Commission found that the aircraft position with snap hit the ground. The nose of the fuselage with the center-up collapsed. Heavy load, which was located behind the passenger slipped and fell on them. Screw the right engine was in the wind vane. The fuselage is twisted from the impact under 90 degree engines have shifted to the right side.

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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