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Last updated: 15 August 2020
Datum:zondag 24 oktober 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Transandina Ecuador
Registratie: HC-SIA
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Cozumel (   Mexico)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:New Orleans International Airport, LA (MSY/KMSY), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
An Ecuadorian cargo plane crashed in a lagoon near Cozumel, Mexico, killing all eight on board. The airplane carried a herd of cattle from New Orleans, U.S., to Quito, Ecuador. A refueling stop was planned in Belize. It crashed in a lagoon while attempting to land at an airfield near Cozumel.
The airplane involved in the accident was reported to be a C-46 registered HC-SIA. Fleet records suggest this airplane was msn 30465, which was sold to Wien Alaska as N4761C in July 1948 after supposedly having flown just three months as HC-SIA. Likely HC-SIA was a different msn.

» El Siglo de Torreón 25-10-1948
» El Tiempo 26 October 1948, p8


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