Accident
Last updated: 28 November 2014
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 20 marzo 1953
Tipo:Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando
Operador:Aerovias Sud Americana
Registración: N66559
Numéro de série: 30504
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Saint Petersburg, FL (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Descripción:
No. 2 engine backfiring forced the crew to divert to Tampa following the feathering of the propeller. A ground check and runup failed to show any problems. Although there was no indication, the crew had to shut the no. 2 engine down again when tower controllers reported smoke coming from the engine on takeoff. A single engine approach to St Petersburg was flown, but the aircraft overshot the approach. Full power was added to go around. The Curtiss stalled with the flaps still down, crashing into a wooded area.

Fuentes:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 55)


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Distance from Tampa International Airport, FL to Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport as the crow flies is 1692 km (1057 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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