Press office Rostec reports that not only Russian, but also foreign specialists took part in the removal of the aircraft. Air and river equipment was involved. In particular, the crew of the Mi-8T helicopter under the command of Dmitry Korytko participated in the operation.
The report says that the operation was carried out in several stages, the duration of which was seven days. The first stage of the operation was the analysis of the aircraft into its component parts. Then the helicopter delivered parts of the Douglas to the barge. It is a barge that transports parts of the aircraft along the Yenisei to Krasnoyarsk.
It is known that on board the aircraft during its emergency landing on Taimyr in 1947 were 26 people. During the transition to the nearest settlement, which was located approximately 200 km from the landing site, 9 people died. The rest were successfully evacuated.
Press Service of Rostec:
In addition to the aircraft, the expedition found a number of artifacts representing historical interest: radio equipment, special furnaces for heating aircraft engines, cans of stews delivered under Lend-Lease in the USSR. All these findings, along with S-47 Douglas, will become exhibits of the future Museum of the Development of the Russian North.
Video of one of the stages of the operation, conducted under the auspices of the Russian Geographical Society: