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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Estado:
Fecha:domingo 4 diciembre 1949
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Operador:Civil Air Transport
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Guangxi province (   China)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Descripción:
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.

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


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
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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