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Last updated: 17 September 2020
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Date:Thursday 16 June 1966
Time:08:48
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando
Operator:Zantop Air Transport
Registration: N10415
C/n / msn: 341
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:10 km (6.3 mls) NW of Columbia City, IN (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), United States of America
Destination airport:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-46 collided with a Piper PA-23-250 Aztec aircraft (N56287); both aircraft crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Failure of both crews to maintain adequate lookout.

Sources:
» NTSB File # 1-0061


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Distance from Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI to Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO as the crow flies is 1000 km (625 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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