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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 25 February 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-78257
C/n / msn: 33653
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6,5 km (4.1 mls) SW of Iwakuni MCAS (   Japan)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Iwakuni MCAS (RJOI), Japan
Narrative:
Flew into high ground when returning from a combat support mission to Taegu (K-2) Air Base.

Sources:
» Korean War Aircraft Loss Database (KORWALD)
» The Southeast Missourian - Feb 26, 1951


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