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Last updated: 23 October 2018
Status:Preliminary
Date:Monday 16 July 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operator:Everts Air Cargo
Registration: N1822M
C/n / msn: 22521
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Manley Hot Springs Airport, AK (MLY) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Manley Hot Springs Airport, AK (MLY/PAML), United States of America
Narrative:
A Curtiss C-46F cargo plane reportedly force landed at Manley Hot Springs Airport in Alaska, USA, following the loss of engine power on one of the two engines.
Photos have appeared online showing the C-46, named "Salmon Ella", just past the end of a runway with the nose section covered by a tarp. The nose section seems to have suffered severe impact damage.
The date of the occurrence is unclear, in any case between 7 and 17 July 2018.

On July 24 the wings (outboard of the engines) and tail were removed and the aircraft was towed over the road to a river. From there it was barged to Fairbanks for repairs.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: ANC18CA054

Classification:
Runway excursion

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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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