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Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Datum:Donnerstag 22 März 1945
Zeit:16:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 44-77320
Werknummer: 32716
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:19 km (11.9 Meilen) SW of Slater, MO (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL), USA
Flug nach:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL), USA
Unfallbericht:
The C-46 transport plane operated on a local instrument training flight out of Sedalia AAF. The airplane crashed following the consecutive failure of both wings. Investigators speculated that the wings failed in an overstress situation during a possible unusual attitude recovery.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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