- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 16, 1948
Time: 18:00
Location: Pacific Ocean between Hong Kong and Macao
Operator: Cathay Pacific Airways
Flight #: ?
Route: Macau - Hong Kong
AC Type: Consolidated OA-10 Catalina
Registration: VR-HDT
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 26   (passengers:23  crew:3)
Fatalities: 25   (passengers:22  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane crashed after being hijacked. While trying to take control of the aircraft, one of the passengers tried to stop the hijackers, In response, one of the hijackers shot wildly striking and killing both pilots The plane went out of control and crashed. One of the hijackers survived by jumping out of the rear exit before the plane hit the water. He was held in Macao prison for three years and released in 1951.First commercial aircraft to be hijacked.
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