Beschrijving: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:
|Datum:||zondag 20 februari 1944|
|Type:||Curtiss C-46A-25-CU Commando|
|Luchtvaartmaatschappij:||United States Army Air Force - USAAF|
|Motoren:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51|
|Bemanning:||slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4|
|Passagiers:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0|
|Totaal:||slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4 |
|Gevolgen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Plaats:||16 km (10 mijl) NNE of Mangnung (India)
|Fase:|| Kruisvlucht (ENR)|
|Vliegveld van vertrek:||Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China|
|Vliegveld van aankomst:||Misamari Air Base, India|
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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