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Last updated: 14 December 2019
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Fecha:martes 13 enero 1959
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operador:California Air Freight
Registración: N1240N
Numéro de série: 22404
Año de Construcción: 1945
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:Panther Peak, CA (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA (SEA/KSEA), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The aircraft crashed into the ridge of a mountain range (Panther Peak) at an altitude of 8600 feet msl, located 45 miles to the right of the airway. The minimum safe altitude for the direct route Burbank-Seattle is 14500 feet compared to 8500 feet over the airway route.

Fuentes:
» Madera Tribune 15 January 1959, p1
» Madera Tribune Wednesday 14 January 1959, p1


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Distance from Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA as the crow flies is 1500 km (937 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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