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Last updated: 8 December 2021
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Fecha:martes 10 diciembre 1946
Hora:ca 19:15
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss R5C-1 Commando (C-46A)
Operador:United States Marine Corps
Registración: 39528
Numéro de série: 26715
Año de Construcción: 1943
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 29 / Ocupantes: 29
Total:Fatalidades: 32 / Ocupantes: 32
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Mount Rainier, WA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Santa Ana-El Toro MCAS, CA (NZJ/KNZJ), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Seattle NAS, WA, Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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Curtiss C-46

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