Accident Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3) 43-16360, Monday 8 April 1946
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Date:Monday 8 April 1946
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-16360
MSN: 20826
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:near Shensi -   China
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport (CKG/ZUCK)
Destination airport:Yan'an Ershilipu Airport (ENY/ZLYA)
Narrative:
Crashed while on a flight to Yenan.
Four leading Communists were on board the Yenan-bound United States Army plane.

Sources:

The Windsor Daily Star - Apr 13, 1946

Statistics

  • 46th worst accident in 1946
  • 335th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 106th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time

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