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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219731
Last updated: 29 August 2021
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Date:18-JAN-1947
Time:morning
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
Registration:
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:100 mi NE of Canton -   China
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Shanghai (morning)
Destination airport:Cantón
Narrative:
Twin-engined US transport plane from American Graves Registration Service (AGRS) went missing. Four crew and seven chinese.
**Reportendly force-landed and all occupants safe, near "Lien-pingtung" village, 100 km north of Canton, according to a telephone message from Warrant Officer Harry Fair, dated from 21 JAN, after search crew's can't locate the plane due to fog.
*AGRS confirmed the report from Canton Authorities, that all 13 safe at Linping, 100 miles NE of Canton, The USAAF was unable to confirm the report.
***forced landing in a potato field; all survived unhurt and transported to Canton in two jeep's.

Sources:

The Indian Express 23 January 1947, p2 (Reuter)
Morning Tribune 23 January 1947, p11
**Santa Cruz Sentinel 24 January 1947
AAIR (9631, missing, Linfing, 332TCS)
*The Evening Independent 23 January 1947
***San Bernardino Sun 25 January 1947


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Dec-2018 20:16 TB Added
20-Dec-2018 09:32 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Nature, Destination airport, Narrative, Plane category]
20-Mar-2019 19:53 TB Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Oct-2020 19:12 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-Oct-2020 20:14 TB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
30-Oct-2020 21:30 TB Updated [Total occupants, Location, Source, Narrative]
01-Nov-2020 17:20 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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