Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives
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Crash of a Lisunov LI-2 in Tuszyn: 18 killed

Accident description

  • Nov 15, 1951 at 0900 LT
  • SP-LKA
  • Takeoff (climb)
  • Scheduled Revenue Flight
  • No
  • Airport (less than 10 km from airport)
  • Łódź – Kraków
  • 18438505
  • 1943
  • Tuszyn, Łódź Voivodeship (Łódzkie)
  • Poland
  • Europe
  • 3
  • 3
  • 15
  • 15
  • 0
  • 18
  • Shortly after takeoff from Łódź-Lublinek Airport, while climbing in foggy conditions, the aircraft went out of control and crashed in a field located in Tuszyn, about 16 km southeast of Łódź Airport. All 18 occupants were killed, among them captain Marian Buczkowski. After landing in Łódź on a flight from Szczecin, the crew reported technical problems with the engines and renounced to fly to Kraków but was apparently forced to continue by officers of the Polish Department of Security.