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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 22 July 1978
Time:15:11
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando
Operator:DR & M Incorporated
Registration: N157K
C/n / msn: 436
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Opa Locka, FL (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Opa-Locka Airport, FL (OPF/KOPF), United States of America
Destination airport:Opa-Locka Airport, FL (OPF/KOPF), United States of America
Narrative:
The failure of both engines forced the crew to ditch the airplane off Opa Locka.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
powerplant - miscellaneous: powerplant failure for undetermined reasons
miscellaneous acts,conditions - failure of two or more engines
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-2 engines

Classification:
All engine powerloss
Ditching

Sources:
» NTSB


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