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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 8 August 1937
Type:Sikorsky S-43W
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: NC16930
C/n / msn: 4321
First flight: 1936
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chilang Point, Bias Bay (   China)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Destination airport:Shanghai (unknown airport), China
Narrative:
Forced to ditch due to bad weather of Bias Bay (now called Daya Bay). High waves broke one wing off; the 8 surivors clung to the other wing until rescued by a British destroyer, HMS Thracian.
The airplane was named "Chekiang".

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» cnac.org


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