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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 5 March 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-77335
C/n / msn: 32731
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Okinawa-Naha AFB (OKA) (   Japan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Okinawa-Naha AFB (OKA/ROAH), Japan
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed shortly after take-off.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» El Litoral 6 March 1949, p1


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