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Last updated: 16 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 7 March 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: 91
C/n / msn: 19453
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:CamagŁey Air Base (CMW) (   Cuba)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:CamagŁey Air Base (CMW/MUCM), Cuba
Destination airport:San Juan (unknown airport), Puerto Rico
Narrative:
Douglas C-47A, #91, was one of two aircraft being ferried from the West Palm Beach, Florida, USA to China. The first leg was to be to San Juan, Puerto Rico, but both crews decided to make an intermediate stop at CamagŁey in Cuba to buy nineteen cases of liquor. Aircraft 91 crashed and burned during an early morning takeoff from CamagŁey.

Sources:
» CNAC.org


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