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Accident description
Last updated: 29 November 2015
Date:Wednesday 24 February 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-5176
C/n / msn: 26378
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-43
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Buffalo, NY (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Buffalo Niagara International Airport, NY (BUF/KBUF), United States of America
The C-46 burst into flames when the plane made an emergency landing at Buffalo.

» Pilots Escape in Crash Of Curtiss Transport (Salamanca Republican-Press, 1943-02-25)


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