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Last updated: 7 June 2020
Datum:Samstag 20 September 1947
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 44-78263
Werknummer: 33659
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 27
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:265 km (165.6 Meilen) ESE of Angeles City-Clark Air Base (   Philippinen)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Okinawa (unknown airport), Japan
Flug nach:Angeles City-Clark Air Base (CRK/RPMK), Philippinen
The flight crew became lost after encountering a storm in the Manila area. The aircraft ran out of fuel. The occupants bailed out shortly after midnight. One suffered fatal injuries and one remained missing.

» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Morning Tribune 22 September 1947, p1
» The Straits Times 21 September 1947, p1


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