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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Date:Sunday 1 March 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 42-96539
MSN: 30201
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,6 km (1 mls) ESE of Avon, IN (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Aurora-Lowry AFB, CO, United States of America
Destination airport:Columbus-Atterbury AFB, IN, United States of America
The occupants bailed out after the flight became lost in a blinding snowstorm. The airplane crashed into a farm field.

» Youngstown Indicator 2 March 1953, p1+2 (placed on 2 March 1959)
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