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Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:dimanche 20 février 1944
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-25-CU Commando
Compagnie:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Immatriculation: 41-24724
Numéro de série: 26645
Année de Fabrication: 1943
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:16 km (10 milles) NNE of Mangnung (   Inde)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), Chine
Aéroport de destination:Misamari Air Base, Inde
Détails:
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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