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Last updated: 26 May 2020
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Date:Monday 5 March 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-61042
C/n / msn: 26917
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Luliang (   China)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Luliang Airstrip, China
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Damaged beyond repair. On takeoff the pilot lost directional control in a strong cross-wind and ran off the runway into a ditch.

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» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» CBI Unit Lineages and History


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