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Last updated: 27 October 2020
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Fecha:domingo 6 mayo 1945
Hora:12:54
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 44-77839
Numéro de série: 33235
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 25 / Ocupantes: 25
Total:Fatalidades: 30 / Ocupantes: 30
Víctimas en Tierra:Fatalidades: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Hindhead (   Reino Unido)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Newbury-Greenham Common RAF Station (EWY/EGVI), Reino Unido
Descripción:
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.

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


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Curtiss C-46

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