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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Monday 8 April 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-16360
C/n / msn: 20826
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Shensi (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China
Destination airport:Yan'an Airport (ENY/ZLYA), China
Narrative:
Crashed while on a flight to Yenan.
Four leading Communists were on board the Yenan-bound United States Army plane.

Sources:
» The Windsor Daily Star - Apr 13, 1946


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Distance from Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport to Yan'an Airport as the crow flies is 810 km (506 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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