Typhoon damage at Kai Tak airport (3)

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 23:10
Date picture taken
18 Jul 1946
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Typhoon Ingrid (see here ) struck Hong Kong on 18 July 1946. It is noted in the book "Airport of the Nine Dragons" that the eye of the typhoon had passed directly over Kai Tak and damaged the nissen huts of HMS Nabcatcher and aircraft that had remained on the ground to ride out the storm. The photo above shows an unserviceable Sunderland ("R") aircraft that had one of its engines removed for another aircraft.