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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 18 June 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: 71
C/n / msn: 9013
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Kweilin (   China)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Destination airport:Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China
Narrative:
Poor weather at Chongqing forced the captain to divert to Kweilin, which also closed. After holding there, fuel exhaustion forced the pilots to descend. The Dakota crashed into a mountain.

Sources:
» CNAC.org


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Distance from Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield to Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport as the crow flies is 647 km (405 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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