Accident Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando 44-78146, Sunday 13 January 1946
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Date:Sunday 13 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: 44-78146
MSN: 33542
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 29
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:off Majuro -   Marshall Islands
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Majuro-Amata Kabua International Airport (MAJ/PKMJ)
Destination airport:Johnston Island Airport (JON/PJON)
The Curtiss C-46 crashed into the sea off Majuro, Marshall Islands. Seventeen occupants swam ashore. Twelve were missing. The aircraft transported Army swimming athletes to a championship.


Missing Air Crew Report
Malaya Tribune 22 January 1946, p2/3
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