Accident Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3D) B-309,
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Date:Thursday 2 January 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-10-DK (DC-3D)
Owner/operator:China Airlines
Registration: B-309
MSN: 12541
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 24 / Occupants: 24
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Mt. Paku -   Taiwan
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Taitung Airport (TTT/RCFN)
Destination airport:Kaohsiung International Airport (KHH/RCKH)
The DC-3 departed Taitung at 19:54 for the last leg of a Kaohsiung-Taitung-Hualien vv. roundtrip. The aircraft didn't arrive at Kaohsiung and it appeared that the aircraft had struck the Mount Paku mountainside at 6420 feet. The wreckage was found at 18:55 the day after.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The aircraft, while flying in a downdraft of the mountain area, suddenly met with turbulence and a down current so that its altitude abruptly dropped and it hit the trees and crashed."


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