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Last updated: 23 April 2021
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Datum:donderdag 14 juni 1945
Tijd:21:15 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 42-101037
Constructienummer: 30492
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:39 km (24.4 mijl) WSW of Mohanbari (   India)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Mohanbari Air Base (MOH/VEMN), India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Chanyi Airport, China
Beschrijving:
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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