Accident Curtiss C-46D-20-CU Commando LV-HIJ,
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Date:Thursday 30 April 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46D-20-CU Commando
Owner/operator:Aerolineas Carreras Transportes Aéreos - ACTA
Registration: LV-HIJ
MSN: 22346
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Laguna Brava, LR -   Argentina
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Antofagasta-Cerro Moreno Airport (ANF/SCFA)
Destination airport:Buenos Aires/Ezeiza-Ministro Pistarini Airport, BA (EZE/SAEZ)
While flying at 5250 m, the no. 1 propeller oversped to 3700rpm and was feathered. A wheels up emergency landing was carried out on the Laguna Brava salt lake at an altitude of 4192 meters above sea level. The C-46 was carrying Arabian race horses to Buenos Aires.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Forced landing with undercarriage retracted on an inadequate site because of technical faults in the No.1 engine which could not be determined."


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