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Last updated: 22 October 2019
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Date:Thursday 29 March 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 43-47140
C/n / msn: 211
First flight: 1945
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:Chinkiang Air Base (   China)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Chinkiang Air Base, China
Narrative:
The C-46 landed too long and hot. The pilot was forced to ground loop the airplane off the side of runway, to avoid running off a high embankment at the end of runway. The pilot was under strain as he had just witnessed a mid-air explosion of a B-25 landing at night.

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


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