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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 25 December 1946
Time:ca 20:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: 140
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Shanghai-Jiangwan Airport (   China)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China
Destination airport:Shanghai-Jiangwan Airport, China
Narrative:
Crashed on final approach in fog. That day three aircraft crashed near Shanghai as a result of poor visibility in the area.

Sources:
» Air-Britain Archive March 2010
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 48)
» Los Angeles Times 27 DEC 1946


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