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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:Dienstag 21 November 1944
Zeit:18:13
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-10-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 41-12373
Werknummer: 26500
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Esperanto, CA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA (MCC/KMCC), USA
Flug nach:Reno AAB, NV, USA
Unfallbericht:
A Curtiss C-46 transport plane was destroyed when it struck terrain in an inverted spin, killing all eight on board. The plane had left Sacramento-McClellan Field at 16:12 on a training mission to Reno. The crew probably lost control of the airplane. It entered a steep dive, overstressing the airframe when the crew attempted to regain control.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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