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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Date:lundi 22 juin 1959
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6A/B
Compagnie:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Immatriculation: N5026K
Numéro de série: 44426/477
Année de Fabrication: 1954
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 6
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Shannon Airport (SNN) (   Irlande)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Aéroport de départ:Shannon Airport (SNN/EINN), Irlande
Aéroport de destination:New York (unknown airport), NY, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Immediately after applying takeoff power, the crew of the DC-6 heard a loud noise and the takeoff was abandoned. A visual check before the plane stopped revealed that the no. 4 engine had separated from the wing. A fire erupted and spread after evacuation, destroying the aircraft. It appeared that the no. 4 propeller had failed and that the unbalanced loads on the engine mounts caused separation of the entire engine.
All crew and passengers survived but six dogs the cargo hold died in the accident.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by fatigue failure of No.1 blade of No.4 propeller. Laboratory findings showed that the failure was caused by previous blade bending resulting in the disruption of the compressive stresses in the shot peened area of the propeller blade."

» The Panama American June 23, 1959
» FAA-Daily Mechanical Report no. D 150 (03.08.1959)
» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (131)


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