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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 8 mai 2004
Heure:21:30
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54P (DC-4)
Compagnie:Brooks Air Fuel
Immatriculation: N44911
Numéro de série: 10461
Année de Fabrication: 1945
Heures de vol:29667
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-4
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Ganes Creek, AK (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Ganes Creek, AK, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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."

Sources:
» FAA
» NTSB


Photos

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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