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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Datum:Donnerstag 16 Juni 1966
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Zantop Air Transport
Kennzeichen: N10415
Werknummer: 341
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:10 km (6.3 Meilen) NW of Columbia City, IN (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), USA
Flug nach:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC), USA
The C-46 collided with a Piper PA-23-250 Aztec aircraft (N56287); both aircraft crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Failure of both crews to maintain adequate lookout.

» NTSB File # 1-0061


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Distance from Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI to Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO as the crow flies is 1000 km (625 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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