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Basic typeLi-2
Construction No33444701
Full typeReg / serial / codeOperator / coloursFirst ReportedRemarks
Li-2TCCCP-04244Polyarnaya reports
Li-2TCCCP-04244AFL/Polartrf 10feb60
Li-2TCCCP-04244AFL/Yakutiya-Koitrf 01oct70opb 248 LO; in natural metal c/s with red cheatline, fin and trim; w/o 03may73 on a flight from the drifting polar station SP-21 in support of hydrologists from the Arctic and Antarctic Scientific Research Institute (AANII), while taxiing on the ice of the frozen sea in the Canadian Arctic 500 km north-west of the Queen Elizabeth Islands (at N82°15' W125°00° resp. N82.25 W125.00) the ice cracked under the skis and the aircraft came to rest on its wings, as the aircraft could not be recovered and contained secret equipment the wreck was sunk by the crew by blowing up the ice below the aircraft; all 6 crew and 3 passengers were rescued by an An-2 from SP-21 two days later; soc 20jul73
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