ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47 (DC-3) 217 Chongqing Airport (CKG)
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Date:Thursday 6 February 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Operator:Republic of China Air Force
Registration: 217
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Chongqing Airport (CKG) (   China)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Xian-Xiguan Airport (SIA/ZLXG), China
Destination airport:Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China
Narrative:
Crashed due to icing. There were fatalities and serious injuries as a result of the accident.

Sources:
» Combat 11 February 1947, p4
» El Litoral 7-2-1947
» The Straits Times 9 February 1947, p2
» The Indian Express 8 February 1947, p5
» Tang, F. 2019. History of the airlift unit of ROC Air Force. Part six. ROC Air Force Bimonthly Journal, 671: 124-153. (in Chinese)


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Distance from Xian-Xiguan Airport to Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport as the crow flies is 550 km (343 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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