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Last updated: 18 October 2019
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Date:Saturday 9 December 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operator:Civil Air Transport
Registration: XT-852
C/n / msn: 22449
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mount Fuji (   Japan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tachikawa Air Base (RJTC), Japan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed into the side of Mount Fuji, at the 8,000 foot level. One American and two Chinese pilots were killed. The aircraft was en route to Korea.

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Sources:
» The Straits Times 11 December 1950, p2
» Flying Tiger: The True Story of General Claire Chennault and the U.S. 14th Air Force in China / Jack Samson
» CAT, Air Asia, Air America–the Company on Taiwan I: Structure and Development / Dr. Joe F. Leeker, 2015


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