Accident
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 9 octobre 1949
Heure:17:54
Type/Sous-type:Curtiss C-46E-1-CS Commando
Compagnie:Slick Airways
Immatriculation: NC59485
Numéro de série: 2939
Année de Fabrication: 1945
Heures de vol:8585
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:4 km (2.5 milles) NW of Cheyenne, WY (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Las Vegas-McCarran Field, NV (LAS/KLAS), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Denver (unknown airport), CO, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol:11-8
Détails:
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."

Sources:
» CAB File No. 1-0100


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