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Last updated: 28 November 2021
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Datum:Donnerstag 28 Juli 1966
Zeit:08:50
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Zantop Air Transport
Kennzeichen: N9905F
Werknummer: 30316
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Port Elizabeth, NJ (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), USA
Flug nach:?
Flugnummer:7990
Unfallbericht:
The no. 1 engine failed at a height of 200 feet after takeoff from runway 22. The crew attempted to return to the airport, but were forced to make a wheels up landing on a salt flat.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Powerplant structure: master and connecting rods, piston rings - material failure.; 2) Dispatching: dispatched flight overweight; 3) Operational supervisory personnel: deficiency company service, regulations."

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB File #1-0051


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