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Last updated: 27 October 2021
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Datum:Samstag 9 Dezember 1950
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Civil Air Transport
Kennzeichen: XT-852
Werknummer: 22449
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Mount Fuji (   Japan)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Tachikawa Air Base (RJTC), Japan
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
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.

Informationsquelle:
» 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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