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Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 2 April 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operator:Aaxico Airlines
Registration: N51424
C/n / msn: 30430
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Pensacola, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL (BFM/KBFM), United States of America
Destination airport:Warner Robins AFB, GA (WRB/KWRB), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-46 crashed into the sea while flying through an area with thunderstorm activity and turbulence.

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» St. Petersburg Times - Apr 4, 1955


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Distance from Mobile-Brookley AFB, AL to Warner Robins AFB, GA as the crow flies is 476 km (298 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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