Loss of control Accident Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando 42-61058,
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Date:Friday 26 May 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 42-61058
MSN: 26933
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1,2 km from Natal-Parnamirim Field, RN (NAT) -   Brazil
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Natal-Parnamirim Field, RN (NAT/SBNT)
Destination airport:
After take off from Natal-Parnamirim Airport, while climbing, the aircraft stalled and crashed in a field some 1,2 km past the runway end. Both pilots were killed while all three passengers were injured.


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