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TreyB

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In 1946, a Curtis C-46 Commando with a crew of 4 and 33 passengers departed Kingman Army Airfield and had trouble gaining altitude and subsequently crash-landed 4 miles south of the field. Fortunately, everyone was able to escape the burning ship. In 2007, I was fortunate enough to speak with the copilot who was very friendly and enjoyed sharing his story. He passed in 2014.
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Dennis

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Thanks for posting Trey.  Good to see personal belongings and know that everyone survived the crash.  Dennis
firemechjeff

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Development is encroaching on this one. Not much left anymore. Thanks for the old photos!
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Dennis- agreed...it is not the norm to find personal effects at a crash where everyone walked away.  Glad they all survived.

Jeff- Yes, there were houses being built nearby when I visited the site years ago. Not sure if the site is now built over or not. Do you live in Kingman?

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Trey,
Yes, I moved to Kingman from the Denver area 2 years ago.  Much nicer weather although Kingman is having a Denver-style winter so far! Plenty of places to explore here! I have been looking for 53-1678 for a long time, since before I  moved here.
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