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Last updated: 25 July 2021
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Date:Tuesday 23 January 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-20-CU Commando
Operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-78473
MSN: 22296
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) ENE of Tachikawa Air Base (   Japan)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft crashed after the crew bailed out due to engine failure.

Sources:
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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