1954 Cathay Pacific Douglas DC-4 Shootdown

1954 Cathay Pacific Douglas DC-4 Shootdown

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Cathay Pacific Douglas DC-4 shootdown was on the 23 July 1954 when a four-engined propeller-driven Douglas C-54 Skymaster airliner. registered VR-HEU, the military version of the Douglas DC-4 operated by the Cathay Pacific Airways was en route from Bangkok to Hong Kong when it was shot down by fighter planes of the People's Republic of China off the coast of Hainan Island, killing 10 on board. There were a total of 19 people on board VR-HEU. They consisted of three flight crew - headed by the British captain, Phil Blown - three female cabin crew and 13 passengers. In all, one flight crew member, two cabin crew members and seven passengers were killed in the attack and subsequent crash of the airliner.show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 91g
  • Spellpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613628278X
  • 9786136282787