Date & Time: Jan 22, 1945 at 1140 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-47 Skytrain (DC-3)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
Baku – Makhachkala – Grozny – Simferopol
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
After take off from Makhachkala, the visibility was poor and the crew was following the railway track up to Grozny. But the pilot lost his orientation when the aircraft hit the slope of Mt Terski located near Gudermes. All five occupants were killed. At the time of the accident, weather conditions were below minima.
Controlled flight into terrain.