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Last updated: 4 July 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 27 März 1975
Zeit:18:46
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Fairbanks Air Service
Kennzeichen: N4860V
Werknummer: 30240
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse Airport, AK (SCC) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), USA
Flug nach:Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse Airport, AK (SCC/PASC), USA
Unfallbericht:
IFR flight plan was cancelled on approach to Deadhorse. A VFR approach was executed. The Curtiss touched down short of the runway. The right main gear separated and power was applied for a go-around. The no. 2 engine didn't respond; the prop was feathered and the crew decided to carry out a belly landing. The aircraft slid 460 m before coming to rest on the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - misjudged distance,speed,and altitude
FACTORS:
weather - downdraft,updrafts
weather - unfavorable wind conditions
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure
weather briefing - company dispatch
weather forecast - unknown/not reported

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB


Fotos

photo of Curtiss-C-46A-Commando-N4860V
accident date: 27-03-1975
type: Curtiss C-46A Commando
registration: N4860V
 

Map
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 Anchorage International Airport, AK to Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse Airport, AK as the crow flies is 998 km (624 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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