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Last updated: 21 September 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:miércoles 17 septiembre 1947
Hora:11:12
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46E-1-CS Commando
Operador:Slick Airways
Registración: NC59495
Numéro de série: 2937
Año de Construcción: 1945
Horas Totales de la Célula:3811
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Denver (unknown airport), CO, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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."

Fuentes:
» CAB File No. 1-0072-47


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