Narrative:The C-46 transport plane, carrying 6 tons of meat, suffered a loss of engine power shortly after takeoff from Bangui. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair in the forced landing.
|Date:||Thursday 27 April 1961|
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
|C/n / msn:|| 22377|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Bangui Airport (BGF) ( Central African Republic)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Bangui Airport (BGF/FEFF), Central African Republic|
» Du trimoteur au quadrijet: le transport aérien en Afrique noire francophone 1940-1961 / Vital Ferry, 2006
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