Accident Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando 44-77948,
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Date:Thursday 14 June 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-77948
MSN: 33344
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:8,5 km SE of Oakridge, MS -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Dallas (unknown airport), TX
Destination airport:Jackson Municipal Airport, MS (JAN/KJAN)
The C-46 transport plane departed Dallas on a passenger flight to Jackson. It was flying at an altitude of 3000 feet when the wing was struck by lightning. The crew could not maintain altitude and the airplane crashed into a wooded area.


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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