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Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 29 diciembre 1951
Hora:22:25
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando
Operador:Continental Charters
Registración: N3944C
Numéro de série: 30466
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 23 / Ocupantes: 36
Total:Fatalidades: 26 / Ocupantes: 40
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Salamanca, NY (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Pittsburgh (unknown airport), PA, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Buffalo Airport, NY, Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 44-2
Descripción:
Despite the instrument weather conditions, Flight 44-2 departed Pittsburgh at 21:47 on a VFR flight plan. The crew flew at a low altitude in order to maintain visual reference. Near Little Valley, NY the aircraft flew into a wooded area on a hill, some 15 miles off the direct route to Buffalo.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's poor judgement in attempting a flight by visual reference during instrument weather conditions."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 1-0101


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Curtiss C-46

  • 3341 built
  • 747th loss
  • 146th accidente fatal
  • 18th worst accident (a la hora)
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