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Accident description
Last updated: 18 March 2018
Date:Wednesday 24 March 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss R5C-1 Commando (C-46)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 39492
C/n / msn: 26429
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Washington-Bolling AFB, DC (BOF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Anacostia NAS, DC, United States of America
Destination airport:Washington-Bolling AFB, DC (BOF/KBOF), United States of America
Stalled on approach and crashed and burned on the runway at Bolling Field.

Loss of control

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Distance from Anacostia NAS, DC to Washington-Bolling AFB, DC as the crow flies is 2 km (1 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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