Narrative:The crew aborted an approach in poor visibility and tried to go around. The aircraft struck a hillside near Braemar Reservoir.
|Date:||Thursday 24 February 1949|
|Operator:||Cathay Pacific Airways|
|C/n / msn:|| 20576|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19|
|Total:||Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 23 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||North Point, Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Manila Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippines|
|Destination airport:||Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong|
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 Manila Airport to Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport as the crow flies is 1122 km (701 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.