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Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2015
Date:Friday 23 February 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46E-1-CS Commando
Operator:Slick Airways
Registration: N59490
C/n / msn: 2942
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Newhall, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR), United States of America
Destination airport:San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA (SFO/KSFO), United States of America
Altitude was lost while trying to divert to Burbank Airport after encountering icing conditions en route. The crew ultimately carried out a forced landing next to a highway. The Curtiss collided with a large iron pole and sheared a power line pole before coming to rest.



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Distance from Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA to San Francisco Municipal Airport, CA as the crow flies is 521 km (326 miles).

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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