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Accident
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Datum:Mittwoch 4 Mai 1949
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Continental Charters
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Saint Thomas Airport (STT) (   U.S. Virgin Islands)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Saint Thomas Airport (STT/TIST),
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
Takeoff was attempted with a 21 mph tailwind. At about 800 feet into the takeoff the aircraft swerved to the left and ran off the side of the runway. The left wing struck a hangar and the right wing struck a movie screen.



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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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