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Last updated: 16 October 2021
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Date:Wednesday 1 May 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-78555
MSN: 22378
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,7 km (1.1 mls) NE of Peiping (   China)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed. Crew bailed out.
Lt Benjamin Trout (22) was seriously injured in bail-out when parachute failed to open properly and died 13 June 1946.

Sources:
» AAIR
» Piru News 27 June 1946


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