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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 19 January 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-30-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-24741
C/n / msn: 26662
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chabua Airfield (   India)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chabua Airfield (VECA), India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed and burned on takeoff. At least one of the crew was killed.

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» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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