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Last updated: 20 April 2019
Date:Monday 16 July 2018
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operator:Everts Air Fuel
Registration: N1822M
C/n / msn: 22521
First flight: 1945
Total airframe hrs:37049
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51M1
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Manley Hot Springs Airport, AK (MLY) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), United States of America
Destination airport:Kenai Airport, AK (ENA/PAEN), United States of America
The Curtiss C-46F cargo plane made a precautionary landing at Manley Hot Springs Airport in Alaska, USA, following the loss of engine power on one of the two engines.
During the landing in tailwind conditions, the airplane touched down "a little fast," according to the pilot. The airplane was unable to stop and overran the end of the runway, which resulted in substantial damage to the fuselage.

On July 24 the wings (outboard of the engines) and tail were removed and the aircraft was towed over the road to a river. From there it was barged to Fairbanks for repairs.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown speed and his decision to land with a tailwind without ensuring that there was adequate runway length for the touchdown."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 249 days (8 months)
Accident number: ANC18CA054
Download report: Final report

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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 Fairbanks International Airport, AK to Kenai Airport, AK as the crow flies is 498 km (311 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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