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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Friday 28 September 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DL (DC-3)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-16350
MSN: 20816
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:between Liangshan and Peishiyi (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Xian-Xiguan Airport (SIA/ZLXG), China
Destination airport:Liangping Airport (LIA/ZULP), China
A Douglas C-47B transport plane went missing during a flight from Hsian (now known as Xian) to Liangshan (now known as Liangping).
Bad weather and rain is thought to have shorted out the radio equipment.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Xian-Xiguan Airport to Liangping Airport as the crow flies is 414 km (259 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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