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Date:dimanche 24 octobre 1948
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Compagnie:Transandina Ecuador
Immatriculation: HC-SIA
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 5 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Total:victimes: 8 / à bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Cozumel (   Mexique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Aéroport de départ:New Orleans International Airport, LA (MSY/KMSY), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:?
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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