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Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Date:Tuesday 8 November 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Civil Air Transport
Registration: XT-805
MSN: 27167/15722
First flight: 1945
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:120 km (75 mls) from Mengzi (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Mengzi Airport, China
Destination airport:Haiphong-Cat Bi Airport (HPH/VVCI), Vietnam
Narrative:
Crashed en route from Mengzi to Haiphong. The wreckage was reportedly spotted in jungle, 75 miles (120 km) from the tin mine town Mengzi.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» The Singapore Free Press 12 November 1949, p1


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Distance from Mengzi Airport to Haiphong-Cat Bi Airport as the crow flies is 444 km (278 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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