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Accident description
Last updated: 4 October 2015
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:
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)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Havana-Rancho Boyeros Airport (HAV/MUHA), Cuba
The landing gear collapsed on touchdown, causing the Curtiss to be damaged beyond repair.



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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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