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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:Freitag 18 Februar 1944
Zeit:01:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-10-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 41-12339
Werknummer: 26466
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:American River Canyon, CA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA (MCC/KMCC), USA
Flug nach:Reno AAB, NV, USA
Unfallbericht:
The C-46 departed McClellan Field at 00:45 on a flight to Reno. Some 15 minutes after takeoff arcing wiring ignited hydraulic fluid. The fire burned though oxygen lines and de-icer lines. All crew members bailed out, but two died when exiting the plane.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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