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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 11 January 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Far East Air Transport
Registration: PI-C100
C/n / msn: 3106
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 37
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 42
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:130 km (81.3 mls) W off Laoag, Philippines (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Shanghai (unknown airport), China
Destination airport:Manila Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines
Narrative:
An in-flight fire in the no. 2 engine forced the crew to ditch the plane.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» Piston Engine Airliner Production List / A.B. Eastwood, J. Roach, 1996
» WAAS


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