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Last updated: 23 April 2021
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Datum:Donnerstag 14 Juni 1945
Zeit:21:15 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-101037
Werknummer: 30492
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:39 km (24.4 Meilen) WSW of Mohanbari (   Indien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Mohanbari Air Base (MOH/VEMN), Indien
Flug nach:Chanyi Airport, Volksrepublik China
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft departed Mohanbari at 21:00 UTC on a flight across the mountain range to Chanyi, China. It climbed very slowly, and had only attained an altitude of 2500 feet after twelve minutes. The pilot then noticed a fire in the right engine nacelle. Attempts to extinguish the fire failed and the pilot directed the copilot and radio operator to bail out. The pilot was not able to leave the aircraft when it crashed.

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