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Last updated: 29 November 2015
Fecha:domingo 20 febrero 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-10-CU Commando
Operado por:Western Air Lines
Alquilado a :United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 41-12363
Numéro de série: 26490
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:32 km (20 milles) SE of Palmdale, CA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Wickenburg Municipal Airport, AZ, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Long Beach Municipal Airport, CA (LGB/KLGB), Estados Unidos de América
The C-46 took off from Wickenburg, AZ at 07:43 on a training flight. The crew were performing an instrument let down to Long Beach when it flew into the side of Pallet Mountain at an altitude of 7300 feet. The wreckage was found on February 26, 1944.

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Plane wreck is located (Nevada State Journal, 1944-02-27)
» Aircraft Wrecks in the Mountains and Deserts of the American West
» 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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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 Wickenburg Municipal Airport, AZ to Long Beach Municipal Airport, CA as the crow flies is 491 km (307 miles).

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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