Airplane Crash - Near Great Falls, Montana 08/14/1963

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Great Falls, Montana


Date08/14/1963
Time15:00
LocationNear Great Falls, Montana
OperatorAmerican Air Export & Import Co.
Flight #1814
TypeCurtiss C-46F-1-CU
RegistrationN67941
Cn/In22391
Aboard2
Fatalities1
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft lost an engine during takeoff and could not gain sufficient altitude, entered a canyon which forced a landing in a field causing the aircraft to strike a small earth dam. The failure of the captain to effect a proper and timely assessment of a power plant malfunction, followed by improper judgment and technique during a single-engine emergency operation.

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