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Last updated: 23 January 2022
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Date:Thursday 26 November 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commado
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-77549
MSN: 32945
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 30
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,4 km (1.5 mls) WSW off Yonago-Miho Air Base (YGJ) (   Japan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Yonago-Miho Air Base (YGJ/RJOH), Japan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft ditched off Miho Air Base, Japan. All five crew members and 25 passengers were rescued.

Classification:
Ditching

Sources:
» Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 28 November 1953, p2
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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