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Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Datum:Samstag 6 Januar 1945
Zeit:07:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-96690
Werknummer: 30352
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:50 km (31.3 Meilen) E of Carson City, NV (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Reno AAB, NV, USA
Flug nach:Reno AAB, NV, USA
Unfallbericht:
The C-46 transport plane departed Reno AAF at 06:50 on a local training flight. A fire started in the near the no. 1 engine. The left wing was on fire and separated outside the engine, striking the tail section. The airplane stared to disintegrate and crashed.

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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