Descripción del Accidente ASN 26 OCT 1945 Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando 44-77561 - Coos Bay, OR
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Fecha:viernes 26 octubre 1945
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 44-77561
Numéro de série: 32957
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 12
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:67 km (41.9 milles) E of Coos Bay, OR (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Fresno Air Terminal, CA (FAT/KFAT), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), Estados Unidos de América
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.

» Traverse City Record Eagle 29-11-1945


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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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