AUGUST 1, 1944
TAKEOFF FROM KUNMING
From Fletcher Hank's, "WHEN AND HOW THE CNAC CRASHES HAPPENED ON THE HUMP AND ITS ENVIRONS DURING WWII" (hand-dated 5/4/02)
K.L. Mah, 08/01/44, C-47 #73.
All 3 crew killed. Copilot, Teng, radio operator, S.W. Lam, both Chinese. Took off from Kunming and turned on course to the right without sufficient altitude. He hit the top of Baldy. The front end hung on the mountainside and the rest slid down the steep mountainside to the lake. Workers had to be lowered by ropes to recover the bodies. K.L. Mah had a China Air Force pilot on board and he might have been flying. K.L. Mah was the best of C.A.F. acrobatic pilots and a very capable pilot.
Source: Kirkpatrick and Don McBride logs.