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Accident description
Last updated: 1 April 2015
Date:Sunday 4 February 1945
Type:Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-107386
C/n / msn: 27073
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 33
Total:Fatalities: 34 / Occupants: 35
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:W of Karoi (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Chabua Air Force Base, India
Destination airport:Karachi (unknown airport), Pakistan
Over a remote jungle location approx. 55 mi NW of Jorhat, the C-46 transport aircraft developed mechanical problems and caught on fire. It crashed near the summit ridge of a jungle-covered hill at 6559 feet and burned.



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