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Last updated: 22 October 2017
Datum:Samstag 15 Oktober 1960
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Capitol Airways
Kennzeichen: N1300N
Werknummer: 22481
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Plain City, UT (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Rapid City Regional Airport, SD (RAP/KRAP), USA
Flug nach:Ogden-Hill AFB, UT (HIF/KHIF), USA
The C-46 crew started a simulated ILS approach with radar advisories to Hill AFB. An in-flight wing separation at 6500 feet msl caused the plane to crash 10 miles from the airport.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The fatigue of the right wing lower attach angle bolts resulting in an in-flight wing failure."


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Rapid City Regional Airport, SD to Ogden-Hill AFB, UT as the crow flies is 793 km (495 miles).

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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