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Crash of a Douglas C-47 in Tiksi

Accident description

  • Nov 15, 1945
  • CCCP-N362
  • Landing (descent or approach)
  • Scheduled Revenue Flight
  • Yes
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Tiksi, Republic of Yakutia (Sakha)
  • Russia
  • Asia
  • ?
  • 0
  • ?
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • Enroute to Tiksi, the crew encountered poor weather conditions and lost his orientation. Later, both engines failed due to fuel exhaustion and the captain attempted to make an emergency landing. The aircraft eventually crash landed about 2 km from the Tiksi Airfield and came to rest in a prairie. While there were no casualties, the aircraft was written off.
  • Double engine failure caused by a fuel exhaustion.