Accident
Last updated: 31 July 2014
Status:
Datum:zondag 22 januari 1961
Type:Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Capitol Airways
Registratie: N1308V
Constructienummer: 22583
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Katy, TX (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:San Antonio (unknown airport), TX, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Mobile-Bates Field, AL (MOB/KMOB), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The No.8 cylinder of the left engine separated because of fatigue failures, while the aircraft was en route to Mobile at an altitude of 2500 feet. Oil released from the engine was ignited and fire flowing rearward entered the wheel well. It burned through oil and fuel lines in this area greatly increasing the intensity of the fire. The wing separated as a consequence and the plane crashed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Fatigue failure of the No.8 cylinder hold down studs causing an uncontrollable in-flight".

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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