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Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 6 Januar 1967
Zeit:16:24
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Channel Air Lift
Kennzeichen: N30046
Werknummer: 22417
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Hilo International Airport, HI (ITO) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Hilo International Airport, HI (ITO/PHTO), USA
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The cargo shifted rearward during the takeoff, causing the Centre of Gravity to go beyond the aft controllable limit. A precautionary landing was attempted, but the aircraft stalled and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning. improperly loaded aircraft."

Informationsquelle:
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