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Last updated: 27 October 2020
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Datum:Sonntag 6 Mai 1945
Zeit:12:54
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 44-77839
Werknummer: 33235
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 25 / Insassen: 25
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 30 / Insassen: 30
Opfer am Boden:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Hindhead (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Newbury-Greenham Common RAF Station (EWY/EGVI), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
A 8/10 cloud coverage at 600 feet caused the pilot to fly very low. The C-46 entered a valley where it struck a radar tower on top of Gibbets Hill. The airplane lost its right wing and crashed.

Informationsquelle:
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999


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