Accident Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando 44-78226, Tuesday 29 January 1946
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Date:Tuesday 29 January 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-78226
MSN: 33622
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:5 km N of Lo-tien-Chen -   China
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Jinan Airport (TNA/ZSTN)
Destination airport:Shanghai-Jiangwan Airport
All eight passengers and four crew bailed out at night, when the crew was unable to find Shanghai-Jiangwan Airfield (then known as Kiangwan) in thick fog.
The occupants came down in the Yangtze River and two bodies were found in March 1946.


Evening Star 30 January 1946, p1
The Victoria Advocat 8 March 1946, p7

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