Accident
Last updated: 24 April 2014
Estado:
Fecha:domingo 20 febrero 1944
Tipo:Curtiss C-46A-25-CU Commando
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 41-24724
Numéro de série: 26645
Año de Construcción:
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:16 km (10 milles) NNE of Mangnung (   India) show on map
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Misamari Air Base, India
Descripción:
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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