ASN Aircraft accident Curtiss C-46 Commando registration unknown Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG)
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Date:Tuesday 4 April 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Operator:Republic of China Air Force - ROCAF
Registration: registration unknown
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG) (   Unknown country)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
A small bomb exploded in a parked C-46. Six other aircraft were also damaged. The abandoned planes were awarded to the Chinese by a Hong Kong court.

Sources:
» The Straits Times 13 April 1950, p1 (AP) (photo)


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