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Last updated: 21 September 2021
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Datum:Samstag 14 März 1942
Zeit:ca 21:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-221
Fluggesellschaft:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Kennzeichen: 31
Werknummer: 1567
Baujahr: 1937
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 14
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 17
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:2 km (1.3 Meilen) von Kunming Airport (KMG) (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), Volksrepublik China
Flug nach:Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport (CKG/ZUCK), Volksrepublik China
Unfallbericht:
The Douglas DC-2, named "Chungshan", crashed 2 km from Kunming Airport shortly after takeoff. Three crew (pilot William H. Schuler, co-pilot Emil Silvan "Scotty" Scott (31), radio operator) and ten passengers killed. Four passengers survived.
PROBABLE CAUSE: overload...soft wet airfield...engine trouble

Informationsquelle:
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Distance from Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield to Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport as the crow flies is 647 km (405 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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