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Last updated: 21 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 20 June 1944
Time:01:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-25-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-24699
C/n / msn: 26620
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:43 km (26.9 mls) S of Ninchangwang (   Myanmar)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chabua Air Force Station, India
Destination airport:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Narrative:
Three of the four crew members bailed out when the engines lost power due to carburettor icing.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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Distance from Chabua Air Force Station to Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield as the crow flies is 803 km (502 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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