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Accident description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Monday 16 July 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-77557
C/n / msn: 32953
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL), United States of America
Destination airport:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL), United States of America
The pilot lost control shortly after takeoff from Sedalia AAF runway 13. The airplane stalled from a height of about 500 feet, crashed and burned. It appeared that the elevator gust locks were still in place.

Locked rudders/ailerons/gustlock
Loss of control

» 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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