Vliegtuigongeval op 23 SEP 1943 met Curtiss C-46A-10-CU Commando 41-12356 - McCloud, CA
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Datum:donderdag 23 september 1943
Tijd:23:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-10-CU Commando
Vloog voor:Northwest Orient Airlines
Gehuurd van:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 41-12356
Constructienummer: 26483
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij McCloud, CA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Sacramento-McClellan AFB, CA (MCC/KMCC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Seattle (unknown airport), WA, Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
After takeoff from McClellan, engine power was reduced to 35 inches of manifold pressure at 2300 rpm. It circled the field , climbing to the cruising altitude of 16.500 feet. Then the no. 2 engine failed. Attempts were made to restart the engine, but all attempts failed. By then the left engine also failed. One crew member bailed out safely before the plane crashed.

Bronnen:
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 2: July 1943-July 1944 / Anthony J. Mireles


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