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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Status:Final
Date:Monday 13 September 1965
Time:09:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
Operator:Zantop Air Transport
Registration: N5132B
MSN: 32700
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:17520
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dover AFB, DE (DOV) (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Dover AFB, DE (DOV/KDOV), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A false engine fire warning caused the propeller to feather. The crew tried to land back at Dover, but the undercarriage would not lock down because of a hydraulic pressure leak in the windshield wiper. A forced landing near the airport was carried out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
systems - fire warning system: powerplant
systems - hydraulic system: seals
miscellaneous acts, conditions - hydraulic failure
FACTOR(S)
weather - low ceiling
weather - rain
weather briefing - unknown/not reported
weather forecast - unknown/not reported
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on land
   

Classification:
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» NTSB File 1-0058


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type: Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
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