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Last updated: 14 December 2018
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Datum:Freitag 23 Juli 1954
Zeit:ca 09:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-10-DC (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:Cathay Pacific Airways
Kennzeichen: VR-HEU
Werknummer: 10310
Baujahr: 1944
Betriebsstunden:15279
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 13
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Hainan Island (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport (BKK/VTBD), Thailand
Flug nach:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH),
Unfallbericht:
Ditched off Hainan Island after having been shot at by Chinese Lavochkin La-11 fighter aircraft. The survivors were rescued by a US Air Force Albatross (51-009, based at Clarke AFB).

Informationsquelle:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 60)


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Distance from Bangkok-Don Muang International Airport to Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport as the crow flies is 1703 km (1064 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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