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Last updated: 14 November 2018
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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:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 54
Aircraft 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:Beijing-Nanyuan Airport (NAY/ZBNY), China
Narrative:
Crashed while evacuating people from Mukden. The aircraft rose to 60 feet after leaving the runway in a snowstorm, nosed down and crashed.

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


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Distance from Mukden Airport to Beijing-Nanyuan Airport as the crow flies is 637 km (398 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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