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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Datum:zondag 20 februari 1944
Tijd:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-10-CU Commando
Vloog voor:Western Air Lines
Registratie: 41-12363
Constructienummer: 26490
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:32 km (20 mijl) SE of Palmdale, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Wickenburg Municipal Airport, AZ, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Long Beach Municipal Airport, CA (LGB/KLGB), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Wickenburg Municipal Airport, AZ en Long Beach Municipal Airport, CA bedraagt 491 km (307 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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