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Last updated: 17 January 2022
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Datum:dinsdag 30 oktober 1945
Tijd:ca 19:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registratie: 43-47228
Constructienummer: 299
Bouwjaar: 1945
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 42 / inzittenden: 46
Totaal:slachtoffers: 45 / inzittenden: 50
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Zhijiang (   China)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Huaihua Zhijiang Airport (HJJ/ZGCJ), China
Vliegveld van aankomst:Shanghai (unknown airport), China
Beschrijving:
The Curtiss Commando was prepared for a trooping flight to Shanghai. Forty-six Chinese troops boarded the airplane and took some ammunition with them on board. During the engine runup the co-pilot noted that the no. 2 engine magneto checks were not satisfactory. The captain however decided it was OK and also did not expect any problems since he knew the terrain very well.
After takeoff the airplane apparently did not gain enough height and flew into a hill.

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» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999


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