Accident Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando 44-77577, Sunday 23 July 1950
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Date:Sunday 23 July 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Owner/operator:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: 44-77577
MSN: 32973
Year of manufacture:1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 39 / Occupants: 39
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:3 km W of Myrtle Beach, SC -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Myrtle Beach AFB, SC (MYR/KMYR)
Destination airport:Nashville Metropolitan Airport, TN (BNA/KBNA)
The left aileron detached after takeoff. The aircraft lost control at an altitude of about 1000-2000 feet. Both wings failed and the airplane crashed.
Investigation revealed that the centre section of the left aileron had torn loose, causing the entire aileron to separate.


Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999 (Evening star, July 24, 1950)

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