Accident description
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 26 January 1949
Type:Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operating for:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Leased from:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: NC1241N
C/n / msn: 22474
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Asmara International Airport (ASM) (   Eritrea) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Asmara International Airport (ASM/HAAY), Eritrea
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The gear had just been retracted on takeoff when the no. 2 engine lost power. The crew then attempted to return to the airport. Speed and altitude were low as the aircraft entered a stall, causing it to crash into a ditch.

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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