Curtiss C-46F Commando: Resting Places (VII).

On April 30th 1964, while carrying race horses this Commando suffered and engine failure and had to make an emergency landing on the half dried lake “Laguna Brava” in Argentina. The crew and passengers (4-2, respectively) were rescued two days later. The horses, regrettably, draw the short straw in the bargain. The C-46 was in fairly good condition, but the high altitude (4271 m) posed serious recovery problems: it was scrapped in place. What you see here is what remains after more than 50 years in that harsh environment.

Is it just me or this Commando looks like an animal’s skeleton in a fantasy movie?

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