Narrative:An engine caught fire. The fire spread, causing the wing to fail. All seven occupants bailed out safely.
Loss of control
|Date:||Wednesday 10 July 1946|
Curtiss R5C-1 Commando (C-46)
|Operator:||United States Marine Corps|
|C/n / msn:|| 80|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Palmer, MA ( United States of America)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
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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.