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Accident description
Last updated: 20 November 2017
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Date:Sunday 16 November 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operator:Capitol Airways
Registration: N1301N
C/n / msn: 22480
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:37 km (23.1 mls) W of Fort Collins, CO (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), United States of America
Destination airport:Ogden-Hill AFB, UT (HIF/KHIF), United States of America
Narrative:
The Curtiss C-46 was en route over mountainous terrain in IMC when the no. 2 engine failed. In conditions of turbulence and icing, the aircraft crashed into a mountain at 8700 feet.

Sources:
» The Bulletin - Nov 18, 1958
» The Milwaukee Journal - Nov 20, 1958
» The Spokesman-Review - Nov 19, 1958


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Distance from Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO to Ogden-Hill AFB, UT as the crow flies is 614 km (384 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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