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Last updated: 26 September 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 8 Mai 2004
Zeit:21:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54P (DC-4)
Fluggesellschaft:Brooks Air Fuel
Kennzeichen: N44911
Werknummer: 10461
Baujahr: 1945
Betriebsstunden:29667
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-4
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Ganes Creek, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Ganes Creek, AK, USA
Flug nach:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), USA
Unfallbericht:
In preparation for a flight to Fairbanks, the crew successfully started engines number 4,3, and 2 in succession. As the crew started engine number 1, an explosion occurred in the wing area between engines no. 1 and 2. Engine no. 1 and the remaining outboard section of the left wing separated from the rest of the wing. The crew applied engine power in the remaining engines and taxied away from the area of the explosion. The crew then stopped about mid-field and disembarked the airplane.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A fuel tank explosion in the left wing auxiliary fuel tank, and subsequent fuel fire that occurred during engine start for an undetermined reason."

Informationsquelle:
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photo of Douglas-C-54P-N44911
accident date: 08-05-2004
type: Douglas C-54P
registration: N44911
photo of Douglas-C-54P-N44911
accident date: 08-05-2004
type: Douglas C-54P
registration: N44911
 
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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