Accident Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando 43-47140,
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Date:Thursday 29 March 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-47140
MSN: 211
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Chinkiang Air Base -   China
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Chinkiang Air Base
The C-46 landed too long and hot. The pilot was forced to ground loop the airplane off the side of runway, to avoid running off a high embankment at the end of runway. The pilot was under strain as he had just witnessed a mid-air explosion of a B-25 landing at night.


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