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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 19 September 1944
Time:ca 23:00
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 Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-107397
MSN: 27084
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:19 km (11.9 mls) NNW of Speculator, NY (   United States of America)
Crash site elevation: 975 m (3199 feet) amsl
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Syracuse AAF, NY (SYR/KSYR), United States of America
Destination airport:Syracuse AAF, NY (SYR/KSYR), United States of America
Flew into the side of Blue Ridge Mountain at an elevation of 3200 feet. The airplane operated on a navigation training flight. The wreckage was found in August 1945.


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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