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Last updated: 18 October 2021
Fecha:viernes 27 mayo 1949
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operador:Trans-Air Hawaii
Registración: N5615V
Numéro de série: 22368
Año de Construcción: 1945
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Maui, HI (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Kahului Airport, HI (OGG/PHOG), Estados Unidos de América
En route to Maui a fire developed in the no. 2 engine. Delayed use of the CO2 extinguishing bottles caused the fire to get beyond the firewall, deteriorating the main spar. When the landing gear was lowered, the engine tore loose and the wing failed, causing the aircraft to crash and burn. The no. 2 engine fire had been caused by a no. 8 cylinder failure, followed by an oil fire.



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