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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Fecha:domingo 13 enero 1946
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Operador:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registración: 44-78146
Numéro de série: 33542
Año de Construcción:
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 23
Total:Fatalidades: 12 / Ocupantes: 29
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:de la costa de Majuro (   Islas Marshall)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Majuro-Amata Kabua International Airport (MAJ/PKMJ), Islas Marshall
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Johnston Island Airport (JON/PJON), US Islas Remotas Menores
The Curtiss C-46 crashed into the sea off Majuro, Marshall Islands. Seventeen occupants swam ashore. Twelve were missing. The aircraft transported Army swimming athletes to a championship.

» Missing Air Crew Report
» Malaya Tribune 22 January 1946, p2/3
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Majuro-Amata Kabua International Airport to Johnston Island Airport as the crow flies is 2334 km (1459 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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Curtiss C-46

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  • 641st loss
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