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Last updated: 18 November 2019
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Fecha:miércoles 24 noviembre 1943
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-5-CU Commando
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 41-12287
Numéro de série: 26414
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:between Sookerating and Kunming (   País desconocido)
Fase: Desconocido (UNK)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Sookerating Air Base, India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Descripción:
The aircraft was shot down by a Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero shortly after clearing the ceiling to clear mountains. Copilot GW Black survived an 8 day walk out. Pilot RL Wilson survived as did crewman G. Winkleman. R/O S. Florian died while exiting aircraft from wing debris.

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Distance from Sookerating Air Base to Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield as the crow flies is 765 km (478 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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