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Accident description
Last updated: 3 December 2016
Date:Saturday 20 October 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3C
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: 104
C/n / msn: 20868
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:20 km (12.5 mls) NE of Suichang (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Shanghai (unknown airport), China
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
The DC-3 took off from Shanghai at 07:20 hours, bound for Hong Kong. Last radio contact was at 08:40 hours. The aircraft crashed in a village, killing all aboard as well as 7 villagers.

» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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