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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 11 August 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operating for:All American Airways
Leased from:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: N3908B
C/n / msn: 22516
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 41
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 45
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America
Destination airport:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), United States of America
Narrative:
The takeoff was abandoned due to a loss directional control during the takeoff run. The aircraft could not be brought to a stop before the end of the runway and overran into a swampy area, coming to rest on a 4 feet embankment. A fire erupted in the vicinity of the no. 2 engine.

Classification:
Runway excursion

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Distance from Newark International Airport, NJ to Philadelphia International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 128 km (80 miles).

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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