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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Datum:Dienstag 1 Januar 1946
Flugzeugtyp:Budd RB-1 Conestoga
Fluggesellschaft:National Skyway Freight Corp.
Kennzeichen: NC45347
Werknummer: 003
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Bluefield, VA (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Washington (unknown airport), DC, USA
Flug nach:?
The Conestoga cargo plane ran into bad weather with icing conditions en route from Washington. Because visibility at Knoxville, the nearest airport, was poor, the crew decided to go back to Washington. Being low on fuel in a heavy snowstorm, the pilot attempted a forced landing. The airplane belly landed on a golf course.

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photo of Budd-RB-1-Conestoga-NC45347
accident date: 01-01-1946
type: Budd RB-1 Conestoga
registration: NC45347
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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