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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Datum:Sonntag 5 Mai 1946
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 44-78268
Werknummer: 33664
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 17
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Oshima Island (   Japan)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Manila-Nichols Air Base (MNL/RPLL), Philippinen
Flug nach:Atsugi NAS (NJA/RJTA), Japan
The aircraft crashed and caught fire. The pilot was trapped and died. The other 16 occupants were injured, six of whom seriously.

» Morning Tribune 9 May 1946, p8
» Youngstown Vindicator 8 May 1946, p7


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Manila-Nichols Air Base to Atsugi NAS as the crow flies is 2951 km (1844 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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