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Last updated: 19 September 2021
Datum:Samstag 13 Februar 1965
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Aerolineas El Salvador - AESA
Kennzeichen: YS-012C
Werknummer: 127
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Miami, FL (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), USA
Flug nach:San Salvador/Ilopango International Airport (SAL/MSSS), EI Salvador
The no. 1 engine failed shortly after takeoff. The propeller could not be feathered, presumably due to oil contamination. A crash-landing was carried out near Miami and the airplane came to rest in an automobile junk yard.

Probable Cause:

powerplant - engine structure: crankshaft
miscellaneous acts, conditions - fatigue fracture
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
miscellaneous acts,conditions - improperly loaded aircraft-weight-and/or c.g.
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on land

» El Tiempo 14 February 1965, p1+3
» NTSB File A-0002


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to San Salvador/Ilopango International Airport as the crow flies is 1620 km (1013 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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