Accident
Last updated: 19 April 2014
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 6 enero 1945
Hora:07:15
Tipo:Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-96690
Numéro de série: 30352
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:50 km (31.3 milles) E of Carson City, NV (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Reno AAB, NV, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Reno AAB, NV, Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The C-46 transport plane departed Reno AAF at 06:50 on a local training flight. A fire started in the near the nr.1 engine. The left wing was on fire and separated outside the engine, striking the tail section. The airplane stared to disintegrate and crashed.

Fuentes:
» 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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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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