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Last updated: 5 July 2020
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Date:Saturday 7 August 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-1-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-5204
C/n / msn: 26406
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Chirdwin Valley (   India)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mohanbari Air Base (MOH/VEMN), India
Destination airport:Yangkai Airfield, China
Narrative:
Crashed.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» findagrave.com


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Distance from Mohanbari Air Base to Yangkai Airfield as the crow flies is 833 km (521 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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