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Last updated: 27 May 2020
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Date:Friday 6 July 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: 43-47126
C/n / msn: 197
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Luliang (   China)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Luliang Airstrip, China
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-46 is believed to have lost power in one engine upon a night departure and crashed into surrounding mountains.

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


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