Accident Curtiss C-46E-1-CS Commando NC59495, Wednesday 17 September 1947
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Date:Wednesday 17 September 1947
Time:11:12
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46E-1-CS Commando
Owner/operator:Slick Airways
Registration: NC59495
MSN: 2937
Year of manufacture:1945
Total airframe hrs:3811 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-75
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Denver (unknown airport), CO
Destination airport:Hollywood-Lockheed Air Terminal, CA (BUR/KBUR)
Investigating agency: CAB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Headwinds encountered en route Denver-Burbank caused a complete fuel exhaustion during the final stages of the flight. A sharp turn was made and a landing carried out on the north-south taxiway. The aircraft overran the runway, skidded across a highway and a railroad track before coming to rest.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the exhaustion of fuel prior to landing at Burbank, California, due to failure of the pilot to compute properly his fuel consumption, and to provide for a safe fuel reserve."

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

Sources:

CAB File No. 1-0072-47

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