Airplane Crash - Kunming, China 06/08/1944

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Kunming, China


Date06/08/1944
LocationKunming, China
OperatorChina National Aviation Corporation
RouteDijan - Kunming
TypeDouglas C-47
Registration85
Aboard6
Fatalities6
Ground0
SummaryThe plane discintigrated in mid-aid. The jack pad had been removed from the right wing root. This left 4 large holes directly under the fuel tanks and directly in line with the exhaust. When the throttles were cut to descend, the flame only went as far back as the holes. There the flames went up around the fuel tank, igniting the fumes and blew the wing off.

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