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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Datum:Freitag 26 Januar 1945
Zeit:20:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-35-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-3669
Werknummer: 26802
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:4 km (2.5 Meilen) S of Bell Center, OH (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Buffalo Airport, NY, USA
Flug nach:Dayton-Wright Patterson AAF, OH (FFO/KFFO), USA
Unfallbericht:
The C-46 transport plane operated on a military cargo flight from Buffalo, NY to Patterson Field, OH carrying 8000 pounds of cargo. A fire started in the area of the fuel cross-feed valve, APU and gasoline heater. The floor structure weakened due to the intense fire and collapsed. The airplane descended on fire and crashed into trees.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» 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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