Date & Time: Aug 10, 1951 at 1635 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas A-20 Havoc/DB-7 Boston
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
While flying at a height of 400 meters during a cartographic flight, the aircraft caught fire and went into a dive. By an angle of descent of about 70°, the aircraft crashed in a field located in Peterfeld, about 17 km west of Petropavl. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and a post crash fire and all five crew members were killed.
It was reported that probably a crew member smoked and unintentionally set fire to fuel-soaked covers and clothing which got soaked during a refueling operation in Omsk.