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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:Samstag 10 März 1945
Zeit:ca 17:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Kennzeichen: 44-77341
Werknummer: 32737
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 30 / Insassen: 30
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 37 / Insassen: 37
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Tanauan Airfield (   Philippinen)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Flug von:Mabalacat Airfield, Philippinen
Flug nach:Tanauan Airfield, Philippinen
The C-46 transport plane, operated by the 433rd Troop Carrier Group (TCG), 70th Troop Carrier Squadron (TCS), flew a medical evacuation flight from Mabalacat Airfield to Tanauan Airfield, Philippines. Weather conditions were unfavorable, with a low ceiling, scattered and five miles visibility at the destination.
The airplane crashed.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Mabalacat Airfield to Tanauan Airfield as the crow flies is 710 km (444 miles).

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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