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Last updated: 30 November 2015
Datum:Freitag 12 Oktober 1945
Zeit:ca 11:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 44-78591
Werknummer: 22414
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 55 / Insassen: 55
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 59 / Insassen: 59
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:25 km (15.6 Meilen) WNW Beijing-Nanyuan Airport (NAY) (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Hankou, Volksrepublik China
Flug nach:Beijing-Nanyuan Airport (NAY), Volksrepublik China
The Curtiss Commando operated on flight from Hankou, now part of Wuhan, to Beijing. It carried 55 Chinese soldiers. Visibility near Beijing was poor due to an overcast of about 300 feet. Because of a lack of radio beacons near Beijing's Nanyuan Airport, the crew used a commercial broadcasting station as a navigational aid. The antenna was located some 25 km WNW of the field and the top was at a height of 1000 feet above airfield elevation. On approach the airplane struck the antenna and crashed.

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