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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Fecha:jueves 1 julio 1943
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-5-CU Commando
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 41-12298
Numéro de série: 26425
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-57
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Desaparecido
Consecuencias: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Ubicación:between Tezpur and Kunming (   País desconocido)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tezpur-Salonibari Airport (TEZ/VETZ), India
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield (KMG/ZPPP), China
Descripción:
Missing in Indochina while on a cargo flight from Tezpur to Kunming.
Another C-46A, 41-12295, flew the same route as 41-12298 at the same time. Flying at 17,500 feet, on instruments, the weather was so poor that at times they could not see the wingtips. After landing at Kunming the right wing tip was found damaged and there was a dent on the right top side of the fuselage. The right wing tip de-icer boot had paint on it and the dent indicated that a vertical object had struck the plane. It was hypothesized that there had been an accidental collision between the aircraft.

Fuentes:
» miac47burmawwii.org
» MACR


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Distance from Tezpur-Salonibari Airport to Kunming-Wujiaba Airfield as the crow flies is 1008 km (630 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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