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Accident
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Datum:Samstag 22 Januar 1955
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Resort Airlines
Kennzeichen: N1242N
Werknummer: 22406
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:0,8 km (0.5 Meilen) von Chattanooga-Lovell Field, TN (CHA) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA (NGU/KNGU), USA
Flug nach:Knoxville Airport, TN (TYS/KTYS), USA
Unfallbericht:
The Resort Airlines C-46 cargo plane descended below the ILS glide path while approaching Chattanooga and struck trees. Part of the left wing broke off and the aircraft crashed into the ground, coming to rest against a railroad embankment and a bridge.
The airplane carried 12,000 pounds of US Navy cargo. The flight was en route from Norfolk, VA to Oklahoma City, OK. An en route stop was planned at Knoxville Airport, TN, but visibility was poor, forcing the crew to divert to Chattanooga. Ceiling was at 900 feet at Chattanooga when the airplane started the approach.

Informationsquelle:
» Ocala Star-Banner - Jan 23, 1955


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Distance from Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA to Knoxville Airport, TN as the crow flies is 696 km (435 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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