Accident
Last updated: 18 December 2014
Status:
Datum:Freitag 5 Oktober 1945
Zeit:01:15
Flugzeugtyp:Curtiss C-46A-1-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 41-5190
Werknummer: 26392
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:16 km (10 Meilen) N of Uplands, CA (   USA) show on map
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:San Bernardino-Norton AFB, CA (SBD/KSBD), USA
Flug nach:Reno AAB, NV, USA
Unfallbericht:
The C-46 hit the west peak of 10,064' Mt. Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains. Part of the wreck including the outer right wing section is located on the south slope of the mountain. The flight had departed San Bernardino AAF at 01:00 on an instrument flight to Reno.

Informationsquelle:
» Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune 6-10-1945
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation & Research
» Nevada State Journal 6-10-1945
» 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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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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