Accident Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando 44-77839, Sunday 6 May 1945
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Date:Sunday 6 May 1945
Time:12:54
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: 44-77839
MSN: 33235
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 30 / Occupants: 30
Other fatalities:1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Hindhead -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Newbury-Greenham Common RAF Station (EWY/EGVI)
Narrative:
A 8/10 cloud coverage at 600 feet caused the pilot to fly very low. The C-46 entered a valley where it struck a radar tower on top of Gibbets Hill. The airplane lost its right wing and crashed.

Sources:

Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999

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