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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 21 February 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando
Operator:Joanne Fashions
Registration: N10427
C/n / msn: 30532
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) from Barrancabermeja Airport (EJA) (   Colombia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport (BAQ/SKBQ), Colombia
Destination airport:Pereira Airport (PEI/SKPE), Colombia
Narrative:
Some time after leaving Barranquilla, the no. 1 engine malfunctioned, so the crew had to divert to Barrancabermeja with a feathered prop. While turning to finals, the aircraft crashed and caught fire about 3 km short of runway 03.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Sharp turn to the side of the dead engine caused the overloaded aircraft to lose speed and lose control.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Barranquilla-Ernesto Cortissoz Airport to Pereira Airport as the crow flies is 680 km (425 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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