Narrative:The no. 2 propeller separated in-flight, cutting through the bottom of the fuselage and contacting the no. 1 prop. A wheels-up landing was carried out near Merida. It appeared the prop had failed following a master rod bearing failure and shaft failure of the no. 2 engine.
|Date:||15 JUN 1950|
|Type:||Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando|
|Operator:||Pan American World Airways|
|C/n / msn:|| 22477|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.