Descripción del Accidente ASN 30 MAR 1959 Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando N7840B - Alma, GA
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Estado:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Fecha:lunes 30 marzo 1959
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operador:Riddle Airlines
Registración: N7840B
Numéro de série: 30242
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Alma, GA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Desconocido (UNK)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO/KMCO), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Número de Vuelo: 402
Descripción:
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.

Accident investigation:

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Investigating agency: CAB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report

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


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