Accident Curtiss C-46A-25-CU Commando 41-24710,
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Date:Wednesday 26 April 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46A-25-CU Commando
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-24710
MSN: 26631
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Sookerating Air Base -   India
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Sookerating Air Base
Destination airport:Sookerating Air Base
The C-46 crashed during a test flight after a taxiing accident left prop repair. During test hop the left prop over feathered and went into reverse pitch. Pilot was able to partially straighten aircraft out to crash land.


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photo (c) Rebecca Robertson Haskett; Sookerating; 26 April 1944

photo (c) Rebecca Robertson Haskett; Sookerating; 26 April 1944

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