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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Fecha:miércoles 15 agosto 1945
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D Commando
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 44-78221
Numéro de série: 33617
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:5 km (3.1 milles) de Myitkyina (   Birmania)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Ledo Airfield, India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Myitkyina (unknown airport), Birmania
The C-46 was transporting empty 55 gallon gas drums from Ledo to Myitkyina when it descended below minimum altitude in instrument flight conditions. The aircraft struck communications lines, hit railroad tracks, and cartwheeled across rice fields and through bushes about three miles from the airstrip.



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