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Last updated: 5 December 2021
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Datum:Freitag 22 September 1944
Zeit:15:50 UTC
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-107360
Werknummer: 27047
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 30 / Insassen: 30
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 34 / Insassen: 34
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Bahrain (   Bahrain)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Bahrain-Muhurraq RAF Station, Bahrain
Flug nach:Karachi (unknown airport), Pakistan
Unfallbericht:
The C-46A transport plane had arrived at Bahrain from Habbaniya. It refueled and planned to continue to Karachi.
Upon takeoff the airplane reached a height of 800 feet. It then fell off to the left and crashed into the sea.

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