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Last updated: 23 November 2020
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Date:Monday 5 April 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss R5C-1 Commando (C-46)
Operator:United States Marine Corps
Registration: 39550
C/n / msn: 30327
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:29 km (18.1 mls) W of Tsingtao (   China)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Force landed in mud flats 18 miles west of Tsingtao due to engine failure; the four occupants captured and held by Chinese.

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» The Nome Nugget 7 April 1948
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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