Accident Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando N1244N, Saturday 29 October 1960
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Date:Saturday 29 October 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Owner/operator:Arctic Pacific
Registration: N1244N
MSN: 22458
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 48
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Toledo-Express Airport, OH (TOL) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Toledo-Express Airport, OH (TOL/KTOL)
Destination airport:Kansas City Downtown Municipal Airport, MO (MKC/KMKC)
Investigating agency: CAB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The C-46 was chartered to transport the California State Polytechnic College football team from Santa Maria, California to Toledo, Ohio and return. The aircraft took off from Toledo Express Airport on the return flight to San Luis Obispo, California, weighing approximately 2 000 lb more than its maximum certificated gross weight of 47 100 lb. The aircraft crashed approximately 5 800 feet from the threshold of the takeoff runway, caught fire and was destroyed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to loss of control during a premature lift-off. Contributing factors were the overweight aircraft, weather conditions, and partial loss of power in the left engine."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAB
Report number: final report
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



  • 33rd worst accident in 1960
  • 46th worst accident of this aircraft type
  • 39th worst accident of this aircraft type at the time


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