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Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Fecha:jueves 22 marzo 1945
Hora:16:15
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 44-77320
Numéro de série: 32716
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:19 km (11.9 milles) SW of Slater, MO (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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