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Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Date:Thursday 23 August 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss R5C-1 Commando (C-46A)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 39536
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:San Diego-North Island NAS, CA (NZY) (   United States of America)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The Curtiss Command was parked at NAS San Diego when it was struck by a US Navy Grumman TBM-3 Avenger (25266) which had lost control after suffering a loss of power during landing.
Both aircraft were destroyed by fire but all occupants escaped unhurt.

Classification:
Ground collision

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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