ASN Aircraft accident Curtiss C-46 Commando registration unknown Jinan Airport (TNA)
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Date:Saturday 13 July 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Operator:Central Air Transport
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 49
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,6 km (1 mls) from Jinan Airport (TNA) (   China)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jinan Airport (TNA/ZSTN), China
Destination airport:?
Crashed following an engine failure immediately after takeoff.

» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 48)

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All CAT C-46s were grounded after this accident.


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