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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Datum:zondag 10 februari 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Air Force - USAF
Registratie: 44-77508
Constructienummer: 32904
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 32
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 36
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Wheeler-Sack AAF, NY (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Wheeler-Sack AAF, NY (KGTB), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
A Curtiss C-46D transport plane, 44-77508, was the ninth in a formation of 17 that took off from Wheeler-Sack AAF, NY. It carried a crew of four and 32 paratroopers.
On takeoff it made a 90 degree turn and crashed into a row of parked aircraft.
Damaged were Fairchild C-82A Packet (44-23017/45-57795, Cat3) and Ryan L-17B Navion (48-1064, Cat3).

» Chicago Tribune Feb. 11, 1952
» The Spokesman-Review - Feb 11, 1952


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