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Accident description
Last updated: 1 July 2016
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Date:Monday 17 May 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando
Operator:Cubana de Aviación
Registration: CU-C556
C/n / msn: 264
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Havana-Rancho Boyeros Airport (HAV) (   Cuba)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Havana-Rancho Boyeros Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
Narrative:
The landing gear collapsed on touchdown, causing the Curtiss to be damaged beyond repair.

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