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Fecha:domingo 10 febrero 1952
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Operador:United States Air Force - USAF
Registración: 44-77508
Numéro de série: 32904
Año de Construcción: 1944
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 32
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 36
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Wheeler-Sack AAF, NY (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Wheeler-Sack AAF, NY (KGTB), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
A Curtiss C-46D transport plane, 44-77508, was the ninth in a formation of 17 that took off from Wheeler-Sack AAF, NY. It carried a crew of four and 32 paratroopers.
On takeoff it made a 90 degree turn and crashed into a row of parked aircraft.
Damaged were Fairchild C-82A Packet (44-23017/45-57795, Cat3) and Ryan L-17B Navion (48-1064, Cat3).

Fuentes:
» Chicago Tribune Feb. 11, 1952
» The Spokesman-Review - Feb 11, 1952


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