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Last updated: 19 September 2021
Datum:Samstag 3 November 1956
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Sociedad de Transportes Aéreos - ALA
Kennzeichen: CC-CAH-331
Werknummer: 33544
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe San Miguel Bay (   Panama)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Havana-José Martí International Airport (HAV/MUHA), Kuba
Flug nach:Panama City-Tocumen International Airport (PTY/MPTO), Panama
The C-46 cargo plane aircraft had left Havana, Cuba at 05:38 and was last in contact at 10:05 over San Blas islands. It was subsequently declared missing at 10:45.
Damaged beyond repair following a forced landing on a beach. There were five crew members, two passengers and a cargo of pigs on board the plane.

» El Siglo de Torreon 5 November 1956, p.3
» Diario de la marina 4 November 1956, p.1


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Distance from Havana-José Martí International Airport to Panama City-Tocumen International Airport as the crow flies is 1571 km (982 miles).

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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