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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Datum:maandag 13 september 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-5-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Zantop Air Transport
Registratie: N5132B
Constructienummer: 32700
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:17520
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Dover AFB, DE (DOV) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Dover AFB, DE (DOV/KDOV), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
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:

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

» NTSB File 1-0058


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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