Accident
Last updated: 16 April 2014
Status:
Datum:Montag 30 März 1959
Flugzeugtyp:Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Riddle Airlines
Kennzeichen: N7840B
Werknummer: 30242
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Alma, GA (   USA)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO/KMCO), USA
Flug nach:?
Flugnummer: 402
Unfallbericht:
An unguarded light bulb came into contact with combustible cargo in the aft lower cargo compartment causing a fire. The fire penetrated the cargo compartment wall, burned through combustible fluid carrying lines and ignited the fluids. The plane passed over Alma, GA at that moment and the crew reported that they were on fire and that they were experiencing control problems. Shortly afterwards the aircraft lost control and crashed.


Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (112-113)


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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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