ASN Aircraft accident Curtiss C-46 Commando 145 Tianmen, Hubei Province
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Date:Tuesday 28 January 1947
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: 145
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First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 23
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 26
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tianmen, Hubei Province (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hankou, China
Destination airport:Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China
Narrative:
Crash-landed in farmland some 30 minutes after takeoff from Hankou after the port engine caught fire. Only an infant survived.

Classification:
Engine fire
Forced landing outside airport

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