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Fecha:domingo 30 diciembre 1951
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operador:Transocean Air Lines
Registración: N68963
Numéro de série: 22485
Año de Construcción: 1945
Horas Totales de la Célula:1937
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Fairbanks, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Umiat Airport, AK (UMT/PAUM), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 501
Approaching Fairbanks the crew reported having missed the radio range fix and stated that the ADF was inoperative. Last contact was 2 minutes later when they reported proceeding out on the west leg of range. The wreckage was found on January 3, 1952.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the pilot to follow procedures and utilize properly the radio facilities for approach and letdown at Fairbanks, with the result that the flight became lost."

» CAB File No. 1-0116


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Umiat Airport, AK to Fairbanks International Airport, AK as the crow flies is 535 km (334 miles).

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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