Accident
Last updated: 31 August 2014
Status:
Datum:vrijdag 20 maart 1953
Type:Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aerovias Sud Americana
Registratie: N66559
Constructienummer: 30504
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Saint Petersburg, FL (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: InitiŰle klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Tampa International Airport, FL (TPA/KTPA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport (GUA/MGGT), Guatemala
Beschrijving:
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.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Tampa International Airport, FL en Guatemala City-La Aurora Airport bedraagt 1692 km (1057 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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