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Last updated: 20 April 2021
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Datum:Samstag 29 Januar 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-25-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 41-24739
Werknummer: 26660
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:NE of Rilu (   Indien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Chanyi Airport, Volksrepublik China
Flug nach:Misamari Air Base, Indien
Unfallbericht:
The C-46 aircraft departed Chanyi, China at 09:40Z for Misamari, India. Winds were reported out of the SW at 80 - 100 mph at altitudes greater than 18,000 ft. and severe icing below 21,000 ft. No radio contact was received after it departed Chanyi. It was later found to have crashed at 3679 feet elevation on a jungle hill.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» MIA Recoveries (miarecoveries.org)


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