NTSB Identification: NYC69A0103
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of FLYING W AIRWA
Aircraft: CURTISS-WRT C-46, registration: N1243N

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2542   69/5/7    MEDFORD,NJ          CURTISS-WRT C-46    CR-  2  0  0  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1247                    N1243N              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-CARGO            38, 3137 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            UNK/NR IN TYPE,
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - FLYING W RANCH
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MEDFORD,NJ                  ALLENTOWN,PA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF BRAKES AND/OR FLIGHT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - PREMATURE LIFT-OFF
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO OBTAIN/MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED
           MISCELLANEOUS - EVASIVE MANEUVER TO AVOID COLLISION
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- PREMATURE T/O TO AVOID ACFT TIEDOWN AREA AFTER LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CTL. TAILWHEEL IN UNLOCKED POS.

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