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Last updated: 27 November 2021
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Datum:woensdag 18 april 1945
Tijd:22:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 44-77721
Constructienummer: 33117
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:13 km (8.1 mijl) NW of Burnet, TX (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Austin-Bergstrom Field, TX (KAYS), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Austin-Bergstrom Field, TX (KAYS), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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.

Bronnen:
» 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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