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Accident description
Last updated: 24 March 2018
Date:Tuesday 28 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: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 26
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Hankou (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Hankou, China
Destination airport:Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China
Crashed some 30 minutes after takeoff from Hankou.


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