Date & Time: Jun 3, 1943 at 1315 LT
Type of aircraft:
Moscow-Chkalovski – Vologda – Belomorsk
184 14 10
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Aircraft flight hours:
The crew was performing a cargo flight from Moscow-Chkalovski to Belomorsk with an intermediate stop in Vologda. About 35 minutes after takeoff, while cruising at an altitude of 200-250 meters, the right engine lost power and stopped. Shortly later, the left engine also failed. The Captain attempted to make an emergency landing when the aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in flames in a wooded area. Four crew members and one passenger were killed while three other occupants were injured. The aircraft was destroyed.
The flight mechanic forgot to switch the tanks in time sot the fuel pressure dropped, causing the right engine to fail, soon followed by the left one.