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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:vrijdag 29 januari 1960
Tijd:17:58 PST
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Super C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Pacific Western Airlines
Registratie: CF-PWD
Constructienummer: 2940
Bouwjaar: 1945
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 48
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 51
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Port Hardy Airport, BC (YZT) (   Canada)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Port Hardy Airport, BC (YZT/CYZT), Canada
Vliegveld van aankomst:Comox Airport, BC (YQQ/CYQQ), Canada
Vluchtnummer: 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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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 Port Hardy Airport, BC en Comox Airport, BC bedraagt 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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