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Accident description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
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Date:Sunday 19 July 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operating for:Southern Air Transport
Leased from:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: N1679M
C/n / msn: 22573
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Dallas-Love Field, TX (DAL/KDAL), United States of America
Narrative:
The Curtiss C-46 freighter struck an embankment short of the runway. The aircraft bounced and crashed. The right wing broke off in the crash sequence, following which the aircraft rolled upside down.



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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Dallas-Love Field, TX as the crow flies is 1773 km (1108 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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