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Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Datum:maandag 30 maart 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Riddle Airlines
Registratie: N7840B
Constructienummer: 30242
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Alma, GA (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Orlando International Airport, FL (MCO/KMCO), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Vluchtnummer: 402
Beschrijving:
An unguarded light bulb came into contact with combustible cargo in the aft lower cargo compartment causing a fire. The fire penetrated the cargo compartment wall, burned through combustible fluid carrying lines and ignited the fluids. The plane passed over Alma, GA at that moment and the crew reported that they were on fire and that they were experiencing control problems. Shortly afterwards the aircraft lost control and crashed.

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» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 62-AN/57 (112-113)


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