- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: December 21, 1948
Time: 14:00
Location: Basalt Island, Hong Kong
Operator: China National Aviation Corporation
Flight #: ?
Route: Shanghai - Hong Konk
AC Type: Douglas C-54B-5-DO
Registration: XT-104
cn / ln: 18348
Aboard: 33   (passengers:29  crew:4)
Fatalities: 33   (passengers:29  crew:4)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed on Balsalt Island while attempting a visual approach through clouds. The pilot came down through a hole in the overcast but became trapped when the weather closed in. He reversed course but crashed into a small mountain. Pilot error. Quentin Roosevelt, son of Teddy Roosevelt killed.
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