Vliegtuigongeval op 26 OCT 1945 met Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando 44-77561 - Coos Bay, OR
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Datum:vrijdag 26 oktober 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 44-77561
Constructienummer: 32957
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 12
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:67 km (41.9 mijl) E of Coos Bay, OR (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fresno Air Terminal, CA (FAT/KFAT), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA (TCM/KTCM), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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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» Traverse City Record Eagle 29-11-1945


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Fresno Air Terminal, CA en Tacoma-McChord AFB, WA bedraagt 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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