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Last updated: 27 July 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 29 Dezember 1951
Zeit:22:25
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Continental Charters
Kennzeichen: N3944C
Werknummer: 30466
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 23 / Insassen: 36
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 26 / Insassen: 40
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Salamanca, NY (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Pittsburgh (unknown airport), PA, USA
Flug nach:Buffalo Airport, NY, USA
Flugnummer: 44-2
Unfallbericht:
Despite the instrument weather conditions, Flight 44-2 departed Pittsburgh at 21:47 on a VFR flight plan. The crew flew at a low altitude in order to maintain visual reference. Near Little Valley, NY the aircraft flew into a wooded area on a hill, some 15 miles off the direct route to Buffalo.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's poor judgement in attempting a flight by visual reference during instrument weather conditions."

Informationsquelle:
» CAB File No. 1-0101


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Curtiss C-46

  • 3341 built
  • 745th loss
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