Accident
Last updated: 16 April 2014
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 12 octubre 1945
Hora:ca 11:30
Tipo:Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 44-78591
Numéro de série: 22414
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 55 / Ocupantes: 55
Total:Fatalidades: 59 / Ocupantes: 59
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:25 km (15.6 milles) WNW Beijing-Nanyuan Airport (NAY) (   China) show on map
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Hankou, China
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Beijing-Nanyuan Airport (NAY), China
Descripción:
The Curtiss Commando operated on flight from Hankou, now part of Wuhan, to Beijing. It carried 55 Chinese soldiers. Visibility near Beijing was poor due to an overcast of about 300 feet. Because of a lack of radio beacons near Beijing's Nanyuan Airport, the crew used a commercial broadcasting station as a navigational aid. The antenna was located some 25 km WNW of the field and the top was at a height of 1000 feet above airfield elevation. On approach the airplane struck the antenna and crashed.

Fuentes:
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999


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