Date & Time: Dec 23, 1947
Type of aircraft:
Short S.29 Stirling
Air Transport - Belgium
Charter (Non Scheduled Revenue Flight)
Brussels – Paris – Rome – Beyrouth – Karachi – Kunming – Shanghai
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Kunming Airport, while in initial climb, the aircraft stalled and crashed in a field located 3 km from the airport. Five passengers were seriously injured while all 25 other occupants were killed. It appears that three of the four engines failed shortly after rotation. All passengers were Belgian missionaries.
Failure of three engine during initial climb.