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Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 26 January 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operating for:Pan American World Airways (Pan Am)
Leased from:United States Air Force - USAF
Registration: NC1241N
C/n / msn: 22474
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Asmara International Airport (ASM) (   Eritrea)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Asmara International Airport (ASM/HAAY), Eritrea
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The gear had just been retracted on takeoff when the no. 2 engine lost power. The crew then attempted to return to the airport. Speed and altitude were low as the aircraft entered a stall, causing it to crash into a ditch.

Classification:
Loss of control

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