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Last updated: 22 October 2021
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Datum:Samstag 6 Januar 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 42-96721
Werknummer: 30383
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:between Kunming and Chabua (   Volksrepublik China)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), Volksrepublik China
Flug nach:Chabua Air Force Station, Indien
Unfallbericht:
Missing on a flight from Kunming to Chabua. Weather en route was poor with thunderstorms and severe icing.

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Distance from Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield to Chabua Air Force Station as the crow flies is 804 km (502 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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Curtiss C-46

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 Volksrepublik China
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