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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Datum:Donnerstag 24 Februar 1949
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Cathay Pacific Airways
Kennzeichen: VR-HDG
Werknummer: 20576
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 19 / Insassen: 19
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:North Point, Hong Kong (   Hong Kong)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Manila Airport (MNL/RPLL), Philippinen
Flug nach:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH),
Unfallbericht:
The crew aborted an approach in poor visibility and tried to go around. The aircraft struck a hillside near Braemar Reservoir.



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Distance from Manila Airport to Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport as the crow flies is 1122 km (701 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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