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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Datum:vrijdag 27 mei 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Trans-Air Hawaii
Registratie: N5615V
Constructienummer: 22368
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Maui, HI (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Onbekend
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kahului Airport, HI (OGG/PHOG), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
En route to Maui a fire developed in the no. 2 engine. Delayed use of the CO2 extinguishing bottles caused the fire to get beyond the firewall, deteriorating the main spar. When the landing gear was lowered, the engine tore loose and the wing failed, causing the aircraft to crash and burn. The no. 2 engine fire had been caused by a no. 8 cylinder failure, followed by an oil fire.

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