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Datum:Samstag 16 November 1946
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 44-78691
Werknummer: 22514
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 18
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 23
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:24 km (15 Meilen) vom Land entfernt von Iwo Jima Air Base (IWO), Japan (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Guam-Agana NAS (NGM),
Flug nach:Iwo Jima Air Base (IWO/RJAW), Japan
Unfallbericht:
Crashed.

Informationsquelle:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Chicago Tribune


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Distance from Guam-Agana NAS to Iwo Jima Air Base as the crow flies is 1301 km (813 miles).

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