Basalt Island, where a Douglas DC-4 carrying 35 passengers and crew crashed in heavy fog in 1948 on its approach to Hong Kong’s Kai Tak airport from Shanghai. All those on board were killed. Picture: T. K. Woo
Adam Nebbs
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Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

How Hong Kong’s first and worst commercial plane crash happened 70 years ago

  • US president Theodore Roosevelt’s grandson and the older brother of Rong Yiren, later China’s vice-president and founder of Citic Group, among 35 killed
  • DC-4 came down in fog 15km from Kai Tak airport in December 1948

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Basalt Island, where a Douglas DC-4 carrying 35 passengers and crew crashed in heavy fog in 1948 on its approach to Hong Kong’s Kai Tak airport from Shanghai. All those on board were killed. Picture: T. K. Woo
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