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Last updated: 15 April 2021
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Datum:zaterdag 29 januari 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-25-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 41-24739
Constructienummer: 26660
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:NE of Rilu (   India)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Chanyi Airport, China
Vliegveld van aankomst:Misamari Air Base, India
Beschrijving:
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.

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» MIA Recoveries (miarecoveries.org)


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