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Last updated: 26 January 2022
Datum:Mittwoch 9 Juni 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-196A
Kennzeichen: URSS-N
Werknummer: 2043
Baujahr: 1938
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 28 / Insassen: 28
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 32 / Insassen: 32
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:20 km (12.5 Meilen) NE of Yanchi (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Tihwa Airport (URC/ZWWW), Volksrepublik China
Flug nach:Hami Airport (HMI/ZWHM), Volksrepublik China
A Hamiata DC-3 got caught in a strong downstream while overflying the Chigi-Chinze pass in China, 20 km north-east of Yanchi on
the Tihwa-Hami road and impacted the southern slope of the pass at a height of some 2,000 metres.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Alma-Ata to Hami with an en route stop at Tihwa (now Ürümqi).
The wreckage was found on 15 June 1943.

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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 Tihwa 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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