ASN Aircraft accident Curtiss C-46A-35-CU Commando 42-3597 Imphal
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Date:Tuesday 25 April 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-35-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-3597
MSN: 26730
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Imphal (   India)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Chittagong Airport, Bangladesh
Destination airport:?
The Curtiss C-46A Commando, 42-3597, assigned to 10th Air Force, Air Transport Command, Station 11, departed Chittagong, on a cargo transport mission to Supam, India.
The aircraft was attacked by enemy aircraft and shot down. The pilot bailed out and suffered a broken left leg and minor injuries. The other crew members died in the crash

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