Accident
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:
Datum:zaterdag 6 januari 1945
Tijd:07:15
Type:Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-96690
Constructienummer: 30352
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:50 km (31.3 mijl) E of Carson City, NV (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Reno AAB, NV, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Reno AAB, NV, Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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 Networkĺs 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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