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Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Fecha:jueves 23 septiembre 1943
Hora:23:45
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-10-CU Commando
Operado por:Northwest Orient Airlines
Registración: 41-12356
Numéro de série: 26483
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca McCloud, CA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA (MCC/KMCC), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Seattle (unknown airport), WA, Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
After takeoff from McClellan, engine power was reduced to 35 inches of manifold pressure at 2300 rpm. It circled the field , climbing to the cruising altitude of 16.500 feet. Then the no. 2 engine failed. Attempts were made to restart the engine, but all attempts failed. By then the left engine also failed. One crew member bailed out safely before the plane crashed.

Fuentes:
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles


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