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Accident description
Last updated: 23 March 2018
Date:Monday 31 January 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-25-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-24708
C/n / msn: 26629
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:NE of Goliang, Arunachal Pradesh (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Mohanbari Air Base (MOH/VEMN), India
Destination airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Missing during a routine cargo flight. The C-46 was later found to have crashed on a mountain side at an elevation of 12.000 feet.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Mohanbari Air Base to Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield as the crow flies is 814 km (509 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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