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Last updated: 26 August 2019
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Date:Saturday 23 October 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: 61
C/n / msn: 4729
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near Kunming Airfield (KMG) (   China)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
While taking off from Kunming, just as the aircraft passed the end of the runway, the left engine began to clank and vibrated violently. The aircraft lost speed and altitude could not be maintained. The airplane impacted trees and came to rest in a swamp.
The aircraft was reportedly repaired.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» CNAC.org


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