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Accident
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Datum:donderdag 22 maart 1945
Tijd:16:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 44-77320
Constructienummer: 32716
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:19 km (11.9 mijl) SW of Slater, MO (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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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