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Last updated: 28 September 2021
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 17 september 1947
Tijd:11:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46E-1-CS Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Slick Airways
Registratie: NC59495
Constructienummer: 2937
Bouwjaar: 1945
Aantal vlieguren:3811
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Denver (unknown airport), CO, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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."

Bronnen:
» CAB File No. 1-0072-47


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