Accident Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando N9905F, Thursday 28 July 1966
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Date:Thursday 28 July 1966
Time:08:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Owner/operator:Zantop Air Transport
Registration: N9905F
MSN: 30316
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Port Elizabeth, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
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: "1) Powerplant structure: master and connecting rods, piston rings - material failure.; 2) Dispatching: dispatched flight overweight; 3) Operational supervisory personnel: deficiency company service, regulations."

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC67A0019
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB File #1-0051

Revision history:

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