ASN Aircraft accident Ford 5-AT-D Tri-Motor 27 Zigong
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Date:Thursday 5 March 1936
Type:Silhouette image of generic TRIM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Ford 5-AT-D Tri-Motor
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: 27
MSN: 5-AT-115
First flight: 1933-04-25 (2 years 11 months)
Engines: 3 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Zigong (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China
Destination airport:Guiyang Airport (KWE/ZUGY), China
While flying the route from Chungking to Kweiyang this CNAC Tri-Motor crashed-landed in snow, sleet and fog in the mountain area 30 miles east of Yunnanfu. Amazingly there were no injuries although the Ford was demolished with two engines torn.

» The China Press, 3-736, pg. 1, 8; 3-21-36


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Distance from Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport to Guiyang Airport as the crow flies is 352 km (220 miles).

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