Narrative:The C-46 departed Ellington AFB 1120lbs overloaded. On climbout the right propeller oversped. The crew was unable to lower the gear and carried out a wheels-up landing in a field along the I-45 west of the airport.
|Date:||Thursday 10 May 1973|
|Type:||Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando|
|C/n / msn:|| 133|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||5 km (3.1 mls) from Ellington AFB, TX (United States of America)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Departure airport:||Houston-Ellington Field, TX (EFD/KEFD), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Miami (unknown airport), FL, United States of America|
powerplant - propeller and accessories: other
miscellaneous - foreign material affecting normal operations
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly loaded aircraft-weight-and/or c.g.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improper emergency procedures
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional wheels-up