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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Datum:woensdag 15 augustus 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 44-78221
Constructienummer: 33617
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:5 km (3.1 mijl) van Myitkyina (   Myanmar)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Ledo Airfield, India
Vliegveld van aankomst:Myitkyina (unknown airport), Myanmar
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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