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Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:Wednesday 15 September 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-5-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-12309
C/n / msn: 26436
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:E of Fort Hertz (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport (CKG/ZUCK), China
Destination airport:Chabua Airfield (VECA), India
Narrative:
Crashed due to engine failure.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Chongqing-Jiangbei International Airport to Chabua Airfield as the crow flies is 1145 km (716 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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