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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 3 May 1960
Time:15:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-55-CK Commando
Operator:Navegação Aérea Brasileira - NAB
Registration: PP-NMD
C/n / msn: 242
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Aguadilla-Ramey AFB (BQN) (   Puerto Rico)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Miami International Airport, FL (MIA/KMIA), United States of America
Destination airport:Aguadilla-Ramey AFB (BQN/TJBQ), Puerto Rico
Narrative:
The Curtiss C-46 was on a delivery flight from Miami to Ramey AFB when it struck a small hill on approach.

Sources:
» El Siglo de Torreon 4 May 1960, p6


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Distance from Miami International Airport, FL to Aguadilla-Ramey AFB as the crow flies is 1569 km (980 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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