AUGUST 9, 1945
CRASH ON TAKEOFF FROM DINJAN
From Fletcher Hank's, "WHEN AND HOW THE CNAC CRASHES HAPPENED ON THE HUMP AND ITS ENVIRONS DURING WWII" (hand-dated 5/4/02)
Bart Hahn & Charles Sullivan, Co-pilot, 08/09/45, C-46 #114.
No fatalities. Chinese radio operator. Bart lost the right engine just before liftoff. It was a controlled crash but (the) plane couldn't be stopped until it ended up in a rice paddy. No one injured and the plane was repaired. This was the only C-46 that CNAC crashed. CNAC proved it was a safer transport than the C-47.
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