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Datum:zondag 30 december 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Transocean Air Lines
Registratie: N68963
Constructienummer: 22485
Bouwjaar: 1945
Aantal vlieguren:1937
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Fairbanks, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Umiat Airport, AK (UMT/PAUM), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Umiat Airport, AK en Fairbanks International Airport, AK bedraagt 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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