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Accident
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 26 enero 1945
Hora:20:15
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-35-CU Commando
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 42-3669
Numéro de série: 26802
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:4 km (2.5 milles) S of Bell Center, OH (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Buffalo Airport, NY, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Dayton-Wright Patterson AAF, OH (FFO/KFFO), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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