Accident Curtiss C-46A-25-CU Commando 41-24717,
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Date:Friday 24 March 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: 41-24717
MSN: 26638
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:11 km N of Itanagar -   India
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Chabua Airfield (VECA)
Destination airport:Tezpur-Salonibari Airport (TEZ/VETZ)
The Curtiss C-46 transport aircraft was on a cargo mission from Chabua, India to Ondal, India via Tezpur. The pilot was given night instrument clearance from Chabua to Ondal. There was light to moderate thunderstorm activity with ground fog and intermittent hail along the entire route, but with heaviest storm activity in the Tezpur and Misamari area.


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