Accident
Last updated: 17 April 2014
Estado:Final
Fecha:domingo 9 octubre 1949
Hora:17:54
Tipo:Curtiss C-46E-1-CS Commando
Operador:Slick Airways
Registración: NC59485
Numéro de série: 2939
Año de Construcción: 1945
Horas Totales de la Célula:8585
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:4 km (2.5 milles) NW of Cheyenne, WY (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Las Vegas-McCarran Field, NV (LAS/KLAS), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Denver (unknown airport), CO, Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:11-8
Descripción:
Arriving near Denver, visibility and ceiling were below company minimums, so the aircraft was cleared for the revised alternate Rock Springs, with permission to land at Laramie. Near Laramie, the crew decided to continue on to Cheyenne which then had 3500 feet ceiling and lower broken clouds, visibility 20 miles. By the time the aircraft was over the Cheyenne range, the ceiling was 900 feet with sleet. The aircraft was cleared to descend from FL140 to FL080. Severe turbulence as then encountered, including severe icing. The Curtiss C-46 lost control on approach and crashed just 2,5 miles short of the airport.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Loss of control of the aircraft during an instrument approach to Cheyenne, under conditions of heavy icing and severe turbulence."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 1-0100


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