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Last updated: 3 December 2020
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Date:Friday 27 July 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-107375
C/n / msn: 27062
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:21,7 km (13.6 mls) SE of Dubai (   United Arab Emirates)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Karachi (unknown airport), Pakistan
Destination airport:Abadan Airport (ABD/OIAA), Iran
Narrative:
Crashed.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» World War Two plane crashes in the UAE / Peter Hellyer and Laurence Garey


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