Narrative:The DC-3 overran the runway on takeoff and crashed into the water. The aircraft sank following rescue operations.
|Date:||11 JUL 1949|
|Operator:||Hong Kong Airways|
|C/n / msn:|| 9863|
|First flight:|| 1943|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG) (Hong Kong)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong|
|Destination airport:||Guangzhou Airport (CAN/ZGGG), China|
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 Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport to Guangzhou Airport as the crow flies is 134 km (84 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.