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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 17 September 1947
Zeit:11:12
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46E-1-CS Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Slick Airways
Kennzeichen: NC59495
Werknummer: 2937
Baujahr: 1945
Betriebsstunden:3811
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Denver (unknown airport), CO, USA
Flug nach:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR), USA
Unfallbericht:
Headwinds encountered en route Denver-Burbank caused a complete fuel exhaustion during the final stages of the flight. A sharp turn was made and a landing carried out on the north-south taxiway. The aircraft overran the runway, skidded across a highway and a railroad track before coming to rest.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the exhaustion of fuel prior to landing at Burbank, California, due to failure of the pilot to compute properly his fuel consumption, and to provide for a safe fuel reserve."

Informationsquelle:
» CAB File No. 1-0072-47


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