Airplane Crash - Basalt Island, Hong Kong 12/21/1948

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Basalt Island, Hong Kong


Date12/21/1948
LocationBasalt Island, Hong Kong
OperatorChina National Aviation Corporation
RouteShanghai - Hong Konk
TypeDouglas C-54B-5-DO
RegistrationXT-104
Cn/In18348
Aboard33
Fatalities33
Ground0
SummaryCrashed on Balsalt Island while attempting a visual approach through clouds. The pilot came down through a hole in the overcast but became trapped when the weather closed in. He reversed course but crashed into a small mountain. Pilot error. Quentin Roosevelt, son of Teddy Roosevelt killed.

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