Accident
Last updated: 21 April 2014
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 5 octubre 1945
Hora:01:15
Tipo:Curtiss C-46A-1-CU Commando
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 41-5190
Numéro de série: 26392
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:16 km (10 milles) N of Uplands, CA (   Estados Unidos de América) show on map
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:San Bernardino-Norton AFB, CA (SBD/KSBD), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Reno AAB, NV, Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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