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Last updated: 23 January 2022
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Datum:Montag 11 Juli 1949
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-40-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Hong Kong Airways
Kennzeichen: VR-HDQ
Werknummer: 9863
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG) (   Hong Kong)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH),
Flug nach:Guangzhou Airport (CAN/ZGGG), Volksrepublik China
Unfallbericht:
The DC-3 overran the runway on takeoff and crashed into the water. The aircraft sank following rescue operations.



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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 Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport to Guangzhou Airport as the crow flies is 134 km (84 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few 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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