ASN Aircraft accident Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando N5133B Manaus, AM
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Date:Monday 3 February 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando
Operator:Carolina Aircraft Corp.
Registration: N5133B
MSN: 26988
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Manaus, AM (   Brazil)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:San Andrés Island Airport (ADZ/SKSP), Colombia
Destination airport:Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM (PLL/SBMN), Brazil
The C-46 ditched in the Rio Negro river following fuel exhaustion.

Fuel exhaustion

» Folha de São Paulo 5 February 1969, p6


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Distance from San Andrés Island Airport to Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM as the crow flies is 2953 km (1846 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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