Hijacking
Last updated: 30 August 2014
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 17 julio 1948
Tipo:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operador:Cathay Pacific Airways
Registración: VR-HDT
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 22 / Ocupantes: 23
Total:Fatalidades: 25 / Ocupantes: 26
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Pearl River (   China)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Macau Airport (MFM/VMMC), Macao
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Descripción:
Seaplane hijacked by pilot; control was lost during struggle in the cockpit and the aircraft crashed into the sea.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Sudden loss of control by the pilot as a result of being incapacitated by an armed passenger. The police authorities in Macau were in possession of certain evidence which appeared to establish beyond reasonable doubt that the crew of the aircraft were subjected to armed attack by certain passengers shortly after takeoff from Macau for Hong Kong."

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Macau Airport to Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport as the crow flies is 65 km (40 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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