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Last updated: 30 March 2020
Date:Tuesday 18 September 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operating for:Puerto Rican American Airlines
Leased from:Aaxico Airlines
Registration: N67937
C/n / msn: 22386
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:San Pedro Sula Airport (SAP) (   Honduras)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:San Pedro Sula-Ramon Villeda Morales Airport (SAP/MHLM), Honduras
Destination airport:?
The aircraft crashed on takeoff from San Pedro Sula. After losing power on one engine the airplane drifted to the side and went off the runway, striking a small wooden house.
The C-46 was carrying meat with destination Puerto Rico.

Runway excursion


photo of Curtiss-C-46F-Commando-N67937
accident date: 18-09-1962
type: Curtiss C-46F Commando
registration: N67937
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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