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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:jueves 24 febrero 1949
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Cathay Pacific Airways
Registración: VR-HDG
Numéro de série: 20576
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 19 / Ocupantes: 19
Total:Fatalidades: 23 / Ocupantes: 23
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:North Point, Hong Kong (   Hong Kong)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Manila Airport (MNL/RPLL), Filipinas
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Descripción:
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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Douglas DC-3

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  • 2689th loss
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