Accident Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando 44-77557,
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Date:Monday 16 July 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-77557
MSN: 32953
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL) -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL)
Destination airport:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL)
The pilot lost control shortly after takeoff from Sedalia AAF runway 13. The airplane stalled from a height of about 500 feet, crashed and burned. It appeared that the elevator gust locks were still in place.


Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles


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