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Date:Tuesday 18 April 1961
Time:ca 18:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 43-49014
MSN: 26275/14830
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Parker (   Hong Kong)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak International Airport (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Douglas C-47D impacted Mount Parker in foggy weather conditions after circling Hong Kong Harbour in an effort to climb, shortly after departure from Hong Kong-Kai Tak Airport.
The aircraft carried U.S. servicemen and family members back to Taiwan from a holiday at Hong Kong.

Sources:
» The Victoria Advocat 19 MAR 1961, p9
» St. Petersburg Times - Apr 20, 1961
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 3541st loss
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