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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Tuesday 1 January 1946
Type:Budd RB-1 Conestoga
Operator:National Skyway Freight Corp.
Registration: NC45347
MSN: 003
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bluefield, VA (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Washington (unknown airport), DC, United States of America
Destination airport:?
The Conestoga cargo plane ran into bad weather with icing conditions en route from Washington. Because visibility at Knoxville, the nearest airport, was poor, the crew decided to go back to Washington. Being low on fuel in a heavy snowstorm, the pilot attempted a forced landing. The airplane belly landed on a golf course.

Forced landing outside airport

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photo of Budd-RB-1-Conestoga-NC45347
accident date: 01-01-1946
type: Budd RB-1 Conestoga
registration: NC45347
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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