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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Datum:zaterdag 7 december 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-20-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Zantop Air Transport
Registratie: N609Z
Constructienummer: 26571
Bouwjaar: 1943
Aantal vlieguren:11694
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:16 km (10 mijl) NW of Nederland, CO (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Aurora-Lowry AFB, CO, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Ogden-Hill AFB, UT (HIF/KHIF), Verenigde Staten
The Curtiss departed Lowry AFB for a flight to Hill AFB at 18:59MST, but failed to arrive at the destination. The wreckage was found on July 8, 1964. The plane had impacted into a vertical rock face in level flight or slightly nose-up attitude at about 12500 feet altitude. Fire consumed 90% of the wreckage.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
pilot in command - exercised poor judgment

» NTSB File 1-0073


photo of Curtiss-C-46A-Commando-N609Z
accident date: 07-12-1963
type: Curtiss C-46A Commando
registration: N609Z
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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