DECEMBER 18, 1943
LET-DOWN AT SUIFU


From Fletcher Hank's, "WHEN AND HOW THE CNAC CRASHES HAPPENED ON THE HUMP AND ITS ENVIRONS DURING WWII" (hand-dated 5/4/02)

Al Wright and Charles Cook, 12/18/43, C-47 #83. All 3 crew killed. While making let-down, below minimums, at Suifu, didn't make contact the first time around and pulled up into cliff, 150 feet from the top. Load was 100-octane gas. Exploded and burned at crash. Bodies burned beyond recognition.
Source: Kirkpatrick log.
George Robertson said it was not pilot error; it was because the radio station was moved two days before without notifying Dinjan operations about the new location.


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