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Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2016
Date:Tuesday 16 January 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: 93
C/n / msn: 19621
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:160 km (100 mls) E of Kunming (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China
Destination airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
The flight transported a very valuable load of silk to Kunming when it flew past the destination in very bad weather.



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Distance from Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport to Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield as the crow flies is 647 km (405 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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