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Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Datum:Samstag 7 April 1945
Zeit:13:48
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 43-47187
Werknummer: 258
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:3 km (1.9 Meilen) SW of Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV/KLWV), USA
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The transport plane entered a dive from a height of about 400 feet after takeoff from runway 23 and crashed. It appeared that the elevator gust locks were still in place.

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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