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Date:Thursday 29 July 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-20-CU Commando
Operator:Civil Air Transport
Registration: XT-822
MSN: 22355
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Qingdao Airport (TAO) (   China)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Qingdao Airport (TAO/ZSQD), China
Destination airport:Jinan Airport (TNA/ZSTN), China
Narrative:
Reportedly went into a spin at a height of 100 m after takeoff.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» El Tiempo 30 July 1948, p8
» The Montreal Gazette - Jul 30, 1948


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Distance from Qingdao Airport to Jinan Airport as the crow flies is 288 km (180 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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