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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 25 December 1946
Time:ca 22:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: 115
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 36
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Shanghai-Longhua Airport (   China)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China
Destination airport:Shanghai/Longhua (ZSSL), China
Narrative:
Crashed on final approach in fog; one sources gives 29 occupants killed and 7 survivors. That day three aircraft crashed near Shanghai as a result of poor visibility in the area.

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 48)
» Los Angeles Times 27 DEC 1946


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