Airplane Crash - San Juan, Puerto Rico 06/07/1949

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - San Juan, Puerto Rico


Date06/07/1949
Time00:25
LocationSan Juan, Puerto Rico
OperatorStrato Freight
RouteSan Juan - Miami
TypeCurtiss C-46D-5-CU
RegistrationN92857
Cn/In30506
Aboard81
Fatalities53
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft crashed into the AtlantiOcean during takeoff after a loss of the No. 2 engine. The loss of power in the right engine before the aircraft could attain the optimum single engine climb speed, which together with being overloaded resulted in the aircraft losing altitude and ditching into the ocean. Incorrect spark plugs installed on the No. 2 engine.

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