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Last updated: 25 November 2015
Fecha:jueves 26 octubre 1944
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-96716
Numéro de série: 30378
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Víctimas de la colisión:Fatalidades: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Reno AAB, NV (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Desconocido (UNK)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Reno AAB, NV, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Reno AAB, NV, Estados Unidos de América
Two Curtiss C-46 transport planes (42-96716 and 41-12357) were destroyed following a mid-air collision over Reno Army Air Base. Both aircraft were operating on a training flight. The crew of 42-96716 were following the prescribed instrument let down when the airplane was struck by 41-12357.

» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles


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