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Last updated: 22 November 2019
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 2 September 1959
Zeit:17:16
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Aaxico Airlines
Kennzeichen: N5140B
Werknummer: 26809
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51M1
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Abiline-Dyess AFB, TX (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX (DYS/KDYS), USA
Flug nach:Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX (FWH/KNFW), USA
Flugnummer:7002
Unfallbericht:
The Aaxico Curtiss C-46 was flying en route near Abilene when elevator control was lost. An emergency was declared and the crew carried out a GCA assisted emergency approach to Dyess AFB using power and trim for pitch control. The aircraft touched down safely but started to porpoise. The crew applied full power and the aircraft climbed steeply to a height of 150-200 feet. The plane then stalled, pitched down and crashed on the runway at an angle exceeding 45 degrees.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was loss of elevator control because of an improperly secured bolt, a condition which was undetected because of an inadequate inspection."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 62-AN/57 (173-176)


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Distance from Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX to Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX as the crow flies is 228 km (142 miles).

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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