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Accident description
Last updated: 25 May 2018
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Date:Monday 25 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-107383
C/n / msn: 27070
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:between Chengkung and Mohanbari (   Unknown country)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chengkung Airfield, China
Destination airport:Mohanbari Air Base (MOH/VEMN), India
Narrative:
Missing during a transport flight.

Classification:
Missing
Missing

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» MACR


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Distance from Chengkung Airfield to Mohanbari Air Base as the crow flies is 825 km (516 miles).

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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