Accident Curtiss C-46F Commando N67970, Monday 7 January 1957
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Date:Monday 7 January 1957
Time:13:36
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46F Commando
Owner/operator:Slick Airways
Registration: N67970
MSN: 22587
Year of manufacture:1945
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:San Francisco International Airport, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Burbank, CA
Destination airport:San Francisco International Airport, CA
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
The runway was in sight when the flight was over the middle marker and pilot discontinued his ILS approach and continued VFR. As the runway became obscured in fog the pilot turned to the then visible parallel runway, but this too disappeared in fog and visual contact was lost. Power was applied for a go-around but at that instant the aircraft touched down bard and bounced with the gear striking a dyke. Control was maintained and the pilot circled for a visual approach to another runway. The damaged gear collapsed and the aircraft skidded to a stop on the belly. Fires which started in both engine nacelles were quickly extinguished by ground emergency crews.

Sources:

https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=OT19570108.1.19&srpos=3&e=07-01-1957-31-12-1958--en--20--1-byDA-txt-txIN-Slick-------
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Nov-2023 14:48 Cobar Added
14-Nov-2023 07:22 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative]

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