Accident Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando 44-77341,
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Date:Saturday 10 March 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-77341
MSN: 32737
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Fatalities:Fatalities: 37 / Occupants: 37
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:near Tanauan Airfield -   Philippines
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Mabalacat Airfield
Destination airport:Tanauan Airfield
The C-46 transport plane, operated by the 433rd Troop Carrier Group (TCG), 70th Troop Carrier Squadron (TCS), flew a medical evacuation flight from Mabalacat Airfield to Tanauan Airfield, Philippines. Weather conditions were unfavorable, with a low ceiling, scattered and five miles visibility at the destination.
The airplane crashed.


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