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Last updated: 17 November 2017
Datum:donderdag 21 augustus 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46E-1-CS Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Slick Airways
Registratie: NC59488
Constructienummer: 2935
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Hanksville, UT (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Denver (unknown airport), CO, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Los Angeles Airport, CA (LAX/KLAX), Verenigde Staten
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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