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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Sunday 6 June 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-196A
Registration: URSS-N
MSN: 2033
First flight: 1938
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:between Tihwa (Urumqi) and Hami (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Urumqi Airport (URC/ZWWW), China
Destination airport:Hami Airport (HMI/ZWHM), China
Crashed in the desert between Tihwa (Urumqi) and Hami (Xinjiang) killing all crew and passengers

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Urumqi Airport to Hami Airport as the crow flies is 511 km (319 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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