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Last updated: 17 April 2021
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Date:Tuesday 8 November 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando
Operator:Lineas Aéreas Costarricenses - LACSA
Registration: TI-1024C
C/n / msn: 268
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ) (   Costa Rica)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Palmar Sur Airport (PMZ/MRPM), Costa Rica
Narrative:
The LACSA C-46 had just touched down at Palmar Sur when a Piper light aircraft (TI-281) turned onto the runway. It is believed that the C-46 pilot tried to take evasive action. The plane swerved off the runway and collided with some trees.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» La Nacion - Nov 9, 1960


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