Airplane Crash - Seattle, Washington 07/19/1949

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Seattle, Washington


Date07/19/1949
Time21:01
LocationSeattle, Washington
OperatorAir Transport Associates
RouteSeattle - Chicago
TypeCurtiss C-46F-1-CU
RegistrationN5075N
Cn/In22463
Aboard32
Fatalities2
Ground4
SummaryA power failure occurred in the No. 1 engine on takeoff and the pilot cut power to both engines and discontinued takeoff. He then apparently changed his mind and applied power. The left engine continued to malfunction and the aircraft collided with power lines and crashed into houses. Use of improper fuel necessitated operating the aircraft's engines in excess of operating limits resulting in engine failure. Decision to takeoff after the failure of the left engine.

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