ASN Aircraft accident Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando 42-61031 Mellaha Air Base (MJI)
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Date:Monday 30 July 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-61031
MSN: 26906
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mellaha Air Base (MJI) (   Libya)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Tripoli-Mellaha Air Base (MJI/HLLM), Libya
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed on takeoff.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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