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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Date:Thursday 31 August 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:China National Aviation Corporation - CNAC
Registration: 97
MSN: 20253
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Shimbuwang (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Destination airport:?
Over the Huhuang Valley both engines started to lose power. Weather was poor so a forced landing at Shimbuwang was impossible. The captain put the plane on autopilot and was able to bail out. One of the other crew members opened his chute before falling free of the plane and hung up on the tail. The other opened his chute in the plane and died in the crash.



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