Date & Time: Oct 4, 1938
Type of aircraft:
Douglas DC-3
Operator:
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
Country:
Russia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
5
Circumstances:
The crew of the DC-3, among them Head of Staff Lisikov, was taking part to a SAR mission following the recent disappearance of a Tupolev ANT-37bis (TB-3) registered CCCP-N037 and christened 'Rodina' in the region of Komsomolsk-on-Amur. While cruising in formation with another TB-3, the pilot made a mistake and the DC-3 hit the top of the empennage of the TB-3 and crashed in a field. All five occupants were killed. The fate of the other aircraft is unknown.