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Accident description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Saturday 6 January 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando
Operator:TAN Honduras (Transportes Aéreos Nacionales)
Registration: HR-TNB
C/n / msn: 435
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Belize City-Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) (   Belize)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Belize City-Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE/MZBZ), Belize
Destination airport:?
Shortly after takeoff the no. 1 engine failed. The plane failed to gain height and crashed in a wooded area on the west bank of the Belize River. The plane was overloaded by 500lb.



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