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Date:Saturday 6 January 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando
Operator:TAN Honduras - Transportes Aéreos Nacionales
Registration: HR-TNB
MSN: 435
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Belize City-Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE) (   Belize)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Belize City-Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport (BZE/MZBZ), Belize
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff the no. 1 engine failed. The plane failed to gain height and crashed in a wooded area on the west bank of the Belize River. The plane was overloaded by 500 lb (227 kg).



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