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TC-62 plane crash near the Vitim. 1950
TC-62 plane crash near the Vitim. 1950

Plane crash TC-62 East Siberian administration GVF near Vitim

  • Date of the crash: 17.04.1950, the
  • The time of the crash: 08: 12
  • Country of the crash: the USSR
  • Location of the crash: the Irkutsk Region, 29 km southwest of Vitim, Yakut ASSR
  • Type of aircraft: TC-62
  • Registration of aircraft: SSSRL862
  • Name of air carrier Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division :: East Siberian territorial administration GVF, 11 atoms
  • Flight: 543 

Chronology of events:

The plane was to land in near-horizontal flight. He began to roll to the left to cling tops of trees in the forest, making it possible to slow down, and the aircraft hit the ground with a relatively soft first touching the left wing. On board fire lasted. Radio operator, mechanic and 6 male passengers got out of the plane through the front door. The commander and co-pilot left the cockpit. 10 passengers, including all the women and children who were unable to leave the plane and burned. Other injured and burns. Two minutes later, in 08: 14 after the fall, an explosion took place on the front right gas tank. The plane was fully engulfed in flames and burned to the frame 41.

Data on victims:

Total on board were people 20: 4 16 crew members and passengers. Total killed 10 people: 10 passengers.

Details of the crash:

  • Phase of flight: Horizontal (cruising) flight
  • Identified causes of the crash: Error during maintenance, equipment failure
Data on the plane:
  • Brand aircraft: TC-62
  • Aircraft ID: USSR-L862
  • Country where registered aircraft: the USSR
  • Date of manufacture of the aircraft: 09.12.1943
  • The serial number of the aircraft: 12136 (42-92346)
  • Hours aircraft: 3686
  • Engines: 6211922 6211493
Flight data:
  • Flight: 543
  • Tour type: Regular passenger
  • The aviation company Aeroflot (USSR)
  • Division: East Siberian territorial administration GVF, 11 atoms
  • The country, which was registered aviation company: USSR
  • Flying from: Kirensk
  • Flying in: Olekminsk
  • Original item: Irkutsk
  • A final point: Yakutsk
Additional information:
Information about the crew:
  • KBC Vladimir Semenov L.
  • the co-pilot Peter V. Gruzintsev
  • flight engineer Vitaly Melenevsky
  • radio operator Alex S. Maltsev


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