Narrative:The Curtiss C-46 freighter took off from Driftwood Bay carrying a cargo of bags of cement. Immediately after lift-off the aircraft started to porpoise and at 800 feet altitude it went into a vertical climb and crashed into water.
Loss of control
|Date:||Saturday 31 May 1958|
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
|Operator:||Reeve Aleutian Airways|
|C/n / msn:|| 22479|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Driftwood Bay, AK ( United States of America)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Departure airport:||Driftwood Bay, AK, United States of America|
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.