Accident Curtiss C-46A Commando CC-CNC-0466,
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Date:Thursday 11 April 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46A Commando
Owner/operator:Transa Chile - Sociedad de Transportes de Chile
Registration: CC-CNC-0466
MSN: 443
Year of manufacture:1945
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Arica-El Buitre Airport -   Chile
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Arica-El Buitre Airport (SCAE)
Destination airport:Santiago-Los Cerrillos Airport (ULC/SCTI)
The Curtiss C-46 crashed at Arica-El Buitre Airport, Chile, and was consumed by fire.
The aircraft hade departed El Buitre Airport, carrying 40 Vespa motorbikes, 60 bicycles and other cargo to Santiago.
An in-flight fire forced the crew to return to El Buitre Airport for an emergency landing.


La Nación (Santiago) 13 April 1957, p10
La Nación (Santiago) 14 JAN 1957, p137

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
20 August 1953 PP-ITD Companhia Itaú de Transportes Aéreos 3 Corumbá Internacional Airport, MS (CMG) sub
Loss of control

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