Accident Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando 44-77706,
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Date:Friday 27 April 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: 44-77706
MSN: 33102
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:40 km SSE of Claude, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL/KSZL)
Destination airport:San Antonio-Brooks Field, TX
The C-46 transport plane departed Sedalia AAF on a personnel ferry flight to San Antonio-Brooks Field. It took off on a visual clearance but encountered
instrument weather conditions en route. The pilot decided to continue on instruments at an altitude of 6000 feet. The airplane descended until it crashed in a canyon.


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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