Accident
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Status:
Datum:vrijdag 26 januari 1945
Tijd:20:15
Type:Curtiss C-46A-35-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-3669
Constructienummer: 26802
Bouwjaar:
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:4 km (2.5 mijl) S of Bell Center, OH (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Buffalo Airport, NY, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Dayton-Wright Patterson AAF, OH (FFO/KFFO), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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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