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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Friday 26 May 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-61058
MSN: 26933
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,2 km (0.8 mls) from Natal-Parnamirim Field, RN (NAT) (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Natal-Parnamirim Field, RN (NAT/SBNT), Brazil
Destination airport:?
After take off from Natal-Parnamirim Airport, while climbing, the aircraft stalled and crashed in a field some 1,2 km past the runway end. Both pilots were killed while all three passengers were injured.

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