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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Datum:Dienstag 10 Dezember 1946
Zeit:ca 19:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss R5C-1 Commando (C-46A)
Fluggesellschaft:United States Marine Corps
Kennzeichen: 39528
Werknummer: 26715
Baujahr: 1943
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 29 / Insassen: 29
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 32 / Insassen: 32
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Mount Rainier, WA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Santa Ana-El Toro MCAS, CA (NZJ/KNZJ), USA
Flug nach:Seattle NAS, WA, USA
A USMC Curtiss Commando transport plane was destroyed when it flew into South Tahoma Glacier on Mt. Rainier, WA in bad weather. All 32 on board were killed.
The airplane was en route from Santa Ana-El Toro MCAS, California to NAS Sand Point, Seattle, Washington.
The wreckage was not found until July 1947. It had crashed on the 10,500 foot level of Mount Rainier.

» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» The Windsor Daily Star - Dec 13, 1946


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