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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 5 January 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: XT-T51/121
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 38 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 43 / Occupants: 43
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:W of Qingdao (   China)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Shanghai (unknown airport), China
Destination airport:Qingdao Airport (TAO/ZSQD), China
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain. The airplane operated on a domestic service from Shanghai to Beijing via Qingdao.

Sources:
» CNAC.org
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 48)


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