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Last updated: 25 May 2020
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Datum:zaterdag 20 september 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 44-78263
Constructienummer: 33659
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 27
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:265 km (165.6 mijl) ESE of Angeles City-Clark Air Base (   Filippijnen)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Okinawa (unknown airport), Japan
Vliegveld van aankomst:Angeles City-Clark Air Base (CRK/RPMK), Filippijnen
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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