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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Datum:vrijdag 18 februari 1944
Tijd:01:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-10-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 41-12339
Constructienummer: 26466
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:American River Canyon, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA (MCC/KMCC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Reno AAB, NV, Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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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