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Last updated: 26 November 2015
Datum:donderdag 26 oktober 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-96716
Constructienummer: 30378
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 7
Botsingsslachtoffers:slachtoffers: 5
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Reno AAB, NV (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Reno AAB, NV, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Reno AAB, NV, Verenigde Staten
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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