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Last updated: 25 September 2020
Datum:woensdag 2 september 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aaxico Airlines
Registratie: N5140B
Constructienummer: 26809
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51M1
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Abiline-Dyess AFB, TX (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX (DYS/KDYS), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX (FWH/KNFW), Verenigde Staten
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Abilene-Dyess AFB, TX en Fort Worth-Carswell AFB, TX bedraagt 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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