Tue, Jun 29, 2004
Li-2 Crashed Over The Weekend
The Lisunov Li-2 that crashed near Moscow Saturday was headed
for AirVenture 2004, EAA officials confirmed on Monday.
The aircraft went down en route to a parachute competition in
Kaluga, according to the Russian daily newspaper Novyie Izvestia.
"When the plane took off, everyone rushed outside to look at it,"
federation pilot Marina Yemelyanova was quoted by Novyie Izvestia
as saying. "After flying just over a kilometer, it started losing
altitude. It crashed before our very eyes."
Two of the five people on board were killed instantly when the
aircraft clipped a house and crashed in the adjacent yard. The
pilot, Oleg Lyakishev, died while being rushed to a nearby
The Li-2 was owned by the Russian Aviation Lovers Federation.
It, along with an Ilyushin IL-14, were to be part of the Aero Shell
static display at Oshkosh this year. Because of the accident, said
EAA officials, the IL-14 (file photo of type, above) won't be
coming to the US to participate in AirVenture.
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