Airplane Crash - Off Hong Kong 09/02/1977

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Off Hong Kong


Date09/02/1977
Time00:35
LocationOff Hong Kong
OperatorTransmeridian Air Cargo
Flight #3751
TypeCanadair CL-44D4-2
RegistrationG-ATZH
Cn/In21
Aboard4
Fatalities4
Ground0
SummaryThe No. 4 engine failed shortly after taking off. A fire developed and the plane crashed into the ocean. A loss of control following in-flight separation of the right-hand outboard wing section and the No.4 engine. These failures followed a No.4 engine failure, an internal engine fire and a fire in the aircraft fuel system eventually resulting in a massive external fire.

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