Airplane Crash - Pacifiocean Between Hong Kong And Macao 07/16/1948

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - PacifiOcean between Hong Kong and Macao


Date07/16/1948
LocationPacifiOcean between Hong Kong and Macao
OperatorCathay PacifiAirways
RouteMacau - Hong Kong
TypeConsolidated OA-10 Catalina
RegistrationVR-HDT
Aboard26
Fatalities25
Ground0
SummaryThe flight crashed after being hijacked and losing control during a struggle in the cockpit. The crew was incapacitated by armed hijackers. First airliner to be hijacked.

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