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Accident description
Last updated: 17 November 2017
Date:Tuesday 20 January 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
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Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 54
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mukden Airport (SHE) (   China)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Mukden Airport (SHE/ZYTK), China
Destination airport:?
Crashed while evacuating people from Mukden. The aircraft rose to 60 feet after leaving the runway in a snowstorm, nosed down and crashed.

» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 49)
» New York Times January 21, 1948


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