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Last updated: 20 September 2021
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Datum:Samstag 29 Oktober 1960
Zeit:22:02
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Arctic Pacific
Kennzeichen: N1244N
Werknummer: 22458
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 20 / Insassen: 45
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 48
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Toledo-Express Airport, OH (TOL) (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Toledo-Express Airport, OH (TOL/KTOL), USA
Flug nach:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), USA
Unfallbericht:
The C-46 was chartered to transport the California State Polytechnic College football team from Santa Maria, California to Toledo, Ohio and return. The aircraft took off from Toledo Express Airport on the return flight to San Luis Obispo, California, weighing approximately 2 000 lb more than its maximum certificated gross weight of 47 100 lb. The aircraft crashed approximately 5 800 feet from the threshold of the takeoff runway, caught fire and was destroyed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to loss of control during a premature lift-off. Contributing factors were the overweight aircraft, weather conditions, and partial loss of power in the left engine."



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Distance from Toledo-Express Airport, OH to Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO as the crow flies is 947 km (592 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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Curtiss C-46

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