Flugunfall 26 OCT 1945 einer Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando 44-77561 - Coos Bay, OR
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Datum:Freitag 26 Oktober 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 44-77561
Werknummer: 32957
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 12
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:67 km (41.9 Meilen) E of Coos Bay, OR (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Fresno Air Terminal, CA (FAT/KFAT), USA
Flug nach:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), USA
The C-46 was en route from Sedalia AAF to McChord AFB, WA via Fresno. The transport plane could not land at McChord due to poor visibility. The crew decided to return.
For some reason they had to bail out and the airplane crashed in the heavily-wooded wilderness. Five survivors were found within two days and four were found later. Two men were found dead in the wreckage and one remained missing as of December 5, 1945.

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Distance from Fresno Air Terminal, CA to Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA as the crow flies is 1166 km (729 miles).

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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