CFIT Accident Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando 44-77767, Tuesday 17 July 1945
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Date:Tuesday 17 July 1945
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 Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-77767
MSN: 33163
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Mindoro Island -   Philippines
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Puerto Princesa Airport (PPS/RPVP)
Destination airport:Manila-Nichols Air Base (MNL/RPLL)
Crashed on a transportation and mail run flight transporting cargo. The airplane struck a mountain side on the north-western tip of Mindoro Island in bad weather conditions.
The crew and passenger perished in the crash.

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