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Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2015
Date:Thursday 27 April 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operator:Air Cameroun
Registration: F-BESN
C/n / msn: 22377
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bangui Airport (BGF) (   Central African Republic)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Bangui Airport (BGF/FEFF), Central African Republic
Destination airport:?
The C-46 transport plane, carrying 6 tons of meat, suffered a loss of engine power shortly after takeoff from Bangui. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair in the forced landing.

» Du trimoteur au quadrijet: le transport aérien en Afrique noire francophone 1940-1961 / Vital Ferry, 2006


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Air Cameroun, F-BESN, Curtiss C.46F-1.CU Commando, cn 22377, Bangui, 04/1961 (via Jacques Guillem)

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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