Narrative:The left main gear struck a sand ridge 100 feet short of the runway threshold, but the aircraft landed without problems at Bunia. After inspections at Stanleyville, damage to the aircraft appeared to be substantial.
|Date:||06 MAR 1966|
|Type:||Curtiss C-46A-30-CU Commando|
|Operating for:||United Nations - UN|
|Leased from:||Transair Sweden|
|C/n / msn:|| 26710|
|First flight:|| 1943|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Bunia Airport (BUX) (Congo (Democratic Republic))
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot misjudged distance resulting in undershooting of the landing area."
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.