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Plane crash C-47 in East Prussia. 1945
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Plane crash C-47 in East Prussia. 1945

With the plane crash-47 10-oh GATD CAF in East Prussia

  • Date of the crash: 04.03.1945, the
  • Country plane crash in Germany
  • Place the crash: East Prussia, 3 km north trough
  • Aircraft type: Douglas C-47
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL915
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division :: 10-th GATD CAF, 1-th regiment


Chronology of events:

The regimental commander gave a telegram: "Come back Vormditt in Insterburg forbid you to fly." Despite this QC persevered flight to Insterburg and only after the third radiograms "It is strictly forbidden to go to Insterburg in Vormditt go" reported that in Vormditt returns. During the flight course 320 degrees at low altitude boundary samoletpri heavy snowfall came suddenly in the forest. He touched the top of the right plane and its two spruce tear. Flying has 740 m 45 degree angle plane fell to the cutting area, located in a clearing among the piles of wood, partially burned, destroyed. The crash site found from the air 7.03.v 3 km north of the basin (currently Perevalovo).

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 5: 5 crew members. Total killed 5 people: 5 crew members.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identified causes of the crash: crew error
Data on the plane:
  • Mark Aircraft: Douglas C-47
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L915
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 18.05.1944
  • Serial number of the aircraft: 13350
Flight data:
  • Tour type: Ferry
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: 10-th GATD CAF, 1-th regiment
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Vormditt
  • Flying in: Insterburg
  • Original item: Vormditt
  • A final point: Insterburg
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KK Guards. ml. l-t Yakov Isaakovich Mazo
  • the co-pilot to Mr. Ivan Kravchuk Vetchinkin
  • Guards navigator. ml. l-t Nikolai Demus
  • Guards mechanic. ml. the l-r Nikolai Ploduhin
  • Guards radio operator. with t-Ivan Traulkin 

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