Date & Time: Feb 18, 1944 at 0100 LT
Type of aircraft:
Curtiss C-46 Commando
McClellan AFB - Reno
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Few minutes after takeoff from McClellan AFB, while climbing, aircraft lost height and crashed in flames near the American River, south of the airbase. Two crew were killed while three others were injured.
An undetermined fire erupted in the cockpit, forcing the crew to attempt an emergency landing.