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Last updated: 23 October 2020
Fecha:miércoles 2 septiembre 1959
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F Commando
Operador:Aaxico Airlines
Registración: N5140B
Numéro de série: 26809
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51M1
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:Abiline-Dyess AFB, TX (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX (DYS/KDYS), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX (FWH/KNFW), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:7002
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."

» 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).

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