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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 28 May 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-10-CU Commando
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 41-12355
C/n / msn: 26482
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:SW of Denver, CO (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lincoln AFB, NE (LNK/KLNK), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-46 impacted Black Mountain at 8,500 feet. The two Ferry Command pilots were asleep with the airplane on automatic pilot at the time of the accident.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» coloradoaircrashes.com


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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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