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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Datum:dinsdag 10 december 1946
Tijd:ca 19:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss R5C-1 Commando (C-46A)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Marine Corps
Registratie: 39528
Constructienummer: 26715
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 29 / inzittenden: 29
Totaal:slachtoffers: 32 / inzittenden: 32
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Mount Rainier, WA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Santa Ana-El Toro MCAS, CA (NZJ/KNZJ), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Seattle NAS, WA, Verenigde Staten
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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Curtiss C-46

  • 3341 built
  • 658e ongeval
  • 105e dodelijk ongeval
  • 7e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 23e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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