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Last updated: 28 October 2020
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Date:jeudi 23 novembre 1944
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
Compagnie:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Immatriculation: 42-101184
Numéro de série: 30639
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 10
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 14
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Kano Airport (KAN) (   Nigéria)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Accra-Kotoka Airport (ACC/DGAA), Ghâna
Aéroport de destination:Kano International Airport (KAN/DNKN), Nigéria
Détails:
During November 1944, the USAAF 4th Combat Cargo Group was directed to Asia. A total of 100 brand new C-46 transport aircraft were ferried from Baer Field, Fort Wayne, Indiana, to West Palm Beach, Puerto Rico, Georgetown, Belem, Ascension Island, Accra and Kano, Nigeria.
Nearing Kano a problem was encountered with one of the engines and the pilot, shut the engine down and the crew radioed ahead for an emergency landing. During the approach a British Douglas Dakota cut ahead of the C-46 and the pilot tried to increase power on the remaining engine to lift it up. The remaining engine quit and the aircraft pancaked onto the runway. It skidded along the runway and then veered off into the vegetation alongside the runway. As soon as the plane stopped, all the hatches were opened and the passengers and crew evacuated the plane. When the C-46 hit the runway, one of the main gear wheels tore off, flew back and tore a hole in the fuselage near the base of the stabilizer.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» comcar.org
» comcar.org


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Accra-Kotoka Airport et Kano International Airport est de 1187 km (742 miles).

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