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Last updated: 30 October 2020
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 14 febrero 1947
Hora:04:20
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46E-1-CS Commando
Operador:Slick Airways
Registración: NC59486
Numéro de série: 2944
Año de Construcción: 1945
Horas Totales de la Célula:2418
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Denver, CO (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE (OMA/KOMA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO (DEN/KDEN), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The Curtiss Commando departed Chicago for a flight to Denver. An refueling stop was made at Omaha from where it departed at 01:39 on a contact flight plan to Denver at 8,000 feet. At 04:14, the crew reported over the Watkins Fan Marker, 14 miles east of the Stapleton Airport, and requested permission to make a practice approach on the ILS, which was approved. The C-46 contacted the ground and crashed on the up-slope of a slight hill 218 feet past the middle marker antenna pole of the ILS and 3232 feet from the end of runway 21.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the momentary loss of control or overcontrol by the pilot at a critically low altitude in the final stages of an ILS approach. A contributing factor was the failure of the safety pilot to remain alert to the altitude of the aircraft."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 1-0034-47


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Distance from Omaha-Eppley Airfield, NE to Denver-Stapleton International Airport, CO as the crow flies is 772 km (483 miles).

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