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Last updated: 17 October 2019
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Date:Friday 20 September 1946
Type:unknown
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 31 / Occupants: 31
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Xichang, Sichuan Province (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Xichang Airport (XIC/ZUXC), China
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A CNAC passenger plane crashed into the side of a 14.000-foot mountain in China. All aboard were killed. Captain of the flight was Andy Longbotham.
The airplane struck Lochi Mountain near the village of Hsichia.
The aircraft involved in the accident was probably a Douglas C-47 or a Curtiss C-46.

Sources:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 48)
» cnac.org


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