Accident
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:
Datum:zondag 20 februari 1944
Type:Curtiss C-46A-25-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 41-24724
Constructienummer: 26645
Bouwjaar:
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:16 km (10 mijl) NNE of Mangnung (   India) show on map
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Vliegveld van aankomst:Misamari Air Base, India
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:
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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