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Accident description
Last updated: 25 November 2015
Date:Wednesday 10 July 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss R5C-1 Commando (C-46)
Operator:United States Marine Corps
Registration: 39585
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)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
An engine caught fire. The fire spread, causing the wing to fail. All seven occupants bailed out safely.

Wing failure
Loss of control

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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