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Last updated: 19 September 2020
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Date:Friday 8 May 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Super C
Operator:Transportes Aéreos Peruanos - TAPSA
Registration: OB-QAM
C/n / msn: 26709
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Cuzco-Velazco Astete Airport (CUZ) (   Peru)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Cuzco-Velazco Astete Airport (CUZ/SPZO), Peru
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The TAPSA Curtiss C-46 crashed in a field, immediately after takeoff.



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photo of Curtiss-C-46-Super-C-OB-QAM
accident date: 08-05-1959
type: Curtiss C-46 Super C
registration: OB-QAM
 
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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