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Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:Saturday 19 November 1966
Time:11:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operator:Carolina Aircraft Corp.
Registration: N68966
MSN: 22492
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Keflavík International Airport (KEF) (   Iceland)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Keflavík International Airport (KEF/BIKF), Iceland
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Before takeoff from Keflavik, a high speed taxi run (50 kts) was made to blow off snow from the wings. The Curtiss was taxied back to the head of the runway and started its takeoff roll. Shortly after becoming airborne, the aircraft began to roll to the left. Full right rudder and aileron failed to stop the roll, so the power was cut off on the right engine. The C-46 touched down and ran off the left side of the runway. The right main gear ran into soft dirt and folded back.

Sources:
» NTSB File # 6-0078


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