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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Date:dimanche 4 mars 1945
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Compagnie:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Immatriculation: 44-77654
Numéro de série: 33050
Année de Fabrication: 1945
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:1,6 km (1 milles) S de Orfordness (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: Inconnu (UNK)
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:?
The C-46 departed Station 484 Folkingham, England at 10:30, towing a loaded Waco CG-13A glider, with B-54, Achiet, France as its destination.
Unfavorable weather was encountered en route but the airplane and glider made a successful landing at B-54. The airplane and crew departed B-54, Achiet, at 15:50 without the glider in tow, for the purpose of returning to Folkingham. At 19:25 hours, the pilot radioed "we are lost". The airplane circled Hawkinge, Lympne and Detling airfields southeast of London, England at approximately 10,000 feet in daylight. The pilot ultimately flew off course over a restricted area over the English Channel where he was fired upon by anti-aircraft guns at 20:05.

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