Crash-aerien 30 MAR 1959 d'un Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando N7840B - Alma, GA
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Statuts:Information verified through authorities or other official sources.
Date:lundi 30 mars 1959
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Compagnie:Riddle Airlines
Immatriculation: N7840B
Numéro de série: 30242
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Equipage:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Alma, GA (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: Inconnu (UNK)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO/KMCO), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:?
Numéro de vol: 402
Détails:
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

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


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