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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Date:Saturday 15 November 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-78114
MSN: 33510
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Kangnung (   South Korea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Kangnung Air Base (KAG/RKNN), South Korea
Destination airport:Pohang Air Base (KPO/RKTH), South Korea
Crashed into the Sea of Japan / East Sea after takeoff.

The aircraft was attached to the USAF 34th Troop Carrier Sqn, 315th Air Division.

» Korean War Aircraft Loss Database (KORWALD)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Kangnung Air Base to Pohang Air Base as the crow flies is 200 km (125 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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