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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Fecha:viernes 29 enero 1960
Hora:17:58 PST
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Super C
Operador:Pacific Western Airlines
Registración: CF-PWD
Numéro de série: 2940
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 48
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 51
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Port Hardy Airport, BC (YZT) (   Canadá)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Port Hardy Airport, BC (YZT/CYZT), Canadá
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Comox Airport, BC (YQQ/CYQQ), Canadá
Número de Vuelo: 104
Flight 104 departed Port Hardy for a flight to Comox. No. 2 engine problems forced the crew to turn back to Port Hardy. The engine was shut down and the propeller feathered. The C-46 landed on runway 10 and overran into an area of swamp and tree stumps.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The right engine failed because of a fatigue fracture of the reduction drive ring gear necessitating feathering of the propeller. Due to the presence of a fog bank, a steep approach was necessary with result that the landing was made at a higher than normal airspeed which, coupled with reduced braking action on the wet runway, caused the aircraft to overrun the landing area."

» ICAO Digest 12 (Circular 64)


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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 Port Hardy Airport, BC to Comox Airport, BC as the crow flies is 205 km (128 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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