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Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Datum:Sonntag 4 Dezember 1949
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Civil Air Transport
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Guangxi province (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH),
Flug nach:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), Volksrepublik China
Unfallbericht:
The C-46, carrying a cargo of petrol, force landed on a sandbar in a river after running out of fuel.
The occupants were captured by Chinese guerrilla fighters and released in 1950.

Informationsquelle:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 50)
» The Singapore Free Press 4 January 1950, p3


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Distance from Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport to Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield as the crow flies is 1196 km (747 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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