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Last updated: 17 October 2019
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Date:Friday 23 February 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-107377
C/n / msn: 27064
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 30
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) SE of Casablanca-Cazes Airport (   Morocco)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Casablanca-Cazes Airport (CAS/GMMC), Morocco
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed near Cazes Airport, Casablanca.

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Curtiss C-46

  • 3341 built
  • 322nd loss
  • 39th fatal accident
  • 3rd worst accident (at the time)
  • 50th worst accident (currently)
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  • 2nd worst accident (at the time)
  • 17th worst accident (currently)
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