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Last updated: 23 September 2018
Fecha:sábado 13 febrero 1965
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando
Operador:Aerolineas El Salvador - AESA
Registración: YS-012C
Numéro de série: 127
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Miami, FL (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:San Salvador/Ilopango International Airport (SAL/MSSS), El Salvador
The no. 1 engine failed shortly after takeoff. The propeller could not be feathered, presumably due to oil contamination. A crash-landing was carried out near Miami and the airplane came to rest in an automobile junk yard.

Probable Cause:

powerplant - engine structure: crankshaft
miscellaneous acts, conditions - fatigue fracture
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly loaded aircraft-weight-and/or c.g.
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on land

» El Tiempo 14 February 1965, p1+3
» NTSB File A-0002


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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 Miami International Airport, FL to San Salvador/Ilopango International Airport as the crow flies is 1620 km (1013 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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