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Last updated: 26 September 2021
Estado:Final
Fecha:sábado 8 mayo 2004
Hora:21:30
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54P (DC-4)
Operador:Brooks Air Fuel
Registración: N44911
Numéro de série: 10461
Año de Construcción: 1945
Horas Totales de la Célula:29667
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-4
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Ganes Creek, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En Espera (STD)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Ganes Creek, AK, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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."

Fuentes:
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» NTSB


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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
 
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