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Last updated: 20 October 2017
Fecha:jueves 21 agosto 1947
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46E-1-CS Commando
Operador:Slick Airways
Registración: NC59488
Numéro de série: 2935
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Hanksville, UT (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Denver (unknown airport), CO, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Los Angeles Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Estados Unidos de América
The Curtiss C-46 entered an area of severe thunderstorms and high cumulus clouds near Hanksville. The altitude was too low to clear the terrain ahead, causing the plane to crash against the side of the canyon wall of Blue Bell Knoll Mountain at an altitude of approximately 10,000 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The continuation of the flight into instrument weather conditions over mountainous terrain at an altitude too low to clear the mountains en route."

» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 46)
» CAB File No. 1-0067


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