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Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 18 April 1945
Zeit:22:05
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 44-77721
Werknummer: 33117
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:13 km (8.1 Meilen) NW of Burnet, TX (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Austin-Bergstrom Field, TX (KAYS), USA
Flug nach:Austin-Bergstrom Field, TX (KAYS), USA
Unfallbericht:
A C-46 transport plane was destroyed in an accident during a low altitude navigation flight. All four on board were killed. The flight left Austin-Bergstrom Field at 20:31 but failed to return. The wreckage was located four days later. The airplane had crashed into a wooded hillside at an elevation of 1500 feet.

Informationsquelle:
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles


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