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Date:Tuesday 16 November 1943
Time:ca 09:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-5-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-12327
MSN: 26454
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:208 km (130 mls) E of Kunming (   China)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Chabua Airfield (VECA), India
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Fuel exhaustion forced the crew to bail out. The C-46 crashed.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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