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Last updated: 13 December 2019
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Datum:Dienstag 17 Juli 1945
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: 44-77767
Werknummer: 33163
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Mindoro Island (   Philippinen)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Puerto Princesa Airport (PPS/RPVP), Philippinen
Flug nach:Manila-Nichols Air Base (MNL/RPLL), Philippinen
Unfallbericht:
Crashed on a transportation and mail run flight transporting cargo. The airplane struck a mountain side on the north-western tip of Mindoro Island in bad weather conditions.
The crew and passenger perished in the crash.

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Puerto Princesa Airport to Manila-Nichols Air Base as the crow flies is 581 km (363 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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