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Datum:Sonntag 10 Februar 1952
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Air Force - USAF
Kennzeichen: 44-77508
Werknummer: 32904
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 32
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 36
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Wheeler-Sack AAF, NY (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Wheeler-Sack AAF, NY (KGTB), USA
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
A Curtiss C-46D transport plane, 44-77508, was the ninth in a formation of 17 that took off from Wheeler-Sack AAF, NY. It carried a crew of four and 32 paratroopers.
On takeoff it made a 90 degree turn and crashed into a row of parked aircraft.
Damaged were Fairchild C-82A Packet (44-23017/45-57795, Cat3) and Ryan L-17B Navion (48-1064, Cat3).

Informationsquelle:
» Chicago Tribune Feb. 11, 1952
» The Spokesman-Review - Feb 11, 1952


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