Accident
Last updated: 18 September 2014
Status:
Datum:Sonntag 20 Februar 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Curtiss C-46A-25-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 41-24724
Werknummer: 26645
Baujahr:
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:16 km (10 Meilen) NNE of Mangnung (   Indien) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), Volksrepublik China
Flug nach:Misamari Air Base, Indien
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft was enroute from Kunming, China to Misamari, India. The pilot was apparently lost in extremely bad weather. Radio contact was very poor. Last radio contact:
724: "We are at 8,000 feet can you see my lights? Can you see my lights! We are still in the rain."
TE: "Negative on the lights."
724: "TC. TC. There's that mountain again. (30 second interval) Oh, we may hit it yet!. (Noise like lightning a few seconds later or possible crash of the airplane)
The ground bearings were erroneous and the aircraft was not located.


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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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