Accident Curtiss C-46D Commando 1001, Monday 9 February 1953
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Date:Monday 9 February 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46D Commando
Owner/operator:Egyptian Air Force
Registration: 1001
Fatalities:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 35
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:64 km E of Cairo -   Egypt
Phase: En route
Departure airport:El Arish Airport (AAC/HEAR)
Destination airport:Cairo-Almaza Air Base (HEAZ)
A C-46 transport plane operated by the Egyptian Air Force crashed in the desert east of Cairo, Egypt. Local press reports indicate that 30 occupants died. Three were injured and two escaped uninjured.


Military Aviation Disasters/David Gero
L'Unitá 11-2-1953
Ottawa Citizen - Feb 10, 1953


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