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Last updated: 29 January 2020
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Date:Wednesday 2 June 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-20-CU Commando
Operator:Air America
Registration: XW-PFL
C/n / msn: 22228
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bouam Long (   Laos)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Curtiss C-46 was hit by gunfire during a drop mission and crashed into a hill.

Sources:
» The aircraft of Air America / by Dr. Joe F. Leeker


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