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Accident description
Last updated: 5 October 2015
Date:Saturday 26 March 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operator:Freight Air
Registration: NC1664M
C/n / msn: 22549
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Campeche (   Mexico)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Solid overcast near Guatemala City forced the crew to circle the city. Attempts to contact the ground were unsuccessful, so it was decided to return to Belize. The crew became lost on their way to Belize and had to ditch the aircraft off Campeche after running out fuel.




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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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