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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Montag 13 September 1965
Zeit:09:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Zantop Air Transport
Kennzeichen: N5132B
Werknummer: 32700
Baujahr: 1944
Betriebsstunden:17520
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Dover AFB, DE (DOV) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Dover AFB, DE (DOV/KDOV), USA
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
A false engine fire warning caused the propeller to feather. The crew tried to land back at Dover, but the undercarriage would not lock down because of a hydraulic pressure leak in the windshield wiper. A forced landing near the airport was carried out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
systems - fire warning system: powerplant
systems - hydraulic system: seals
miscellaneous acts, conditions - hydraulic failure
FACTOR(S)
weather - low ceiling
weather - rain
weather briefing - unknown/not reported
weather forecast - unknown/not reported
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on land
   

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB File 1-0058


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photo of Curtiss-C-46D-5-CU-Commando-N5132B
accident date: 13-09-1965
type: Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
registration: N5132B
 
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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