NTSB Identification: Unknown
14 CFR Part 121 Nonscheduled operation of CAPITAL AIRWAYS, INC.
Aircraft: CURTISS C-46, registration: N7923C

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0051  64/10/10   CHARLESTON SC       CURTISS C-46        CR-  0  0  2  MILITARY CTR CARGO DOM    AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1540                    N7923C              PX-  0  0  0                            35, 7891 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            5665 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - CHARLESTON AFB
        OPERATOR - CAPITOL AIRWAYS
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
           FIRE OR EXPLOSION: IN FLIGHT                             TAKEOFF: INITIAL CLIMB
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: CYLINDER ASSEMBLY
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: MASTER AND CONNECTING RODS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - FIRE IN ENGINE
           SYSTEMS - FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM: POWERPLANT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - CIRCUIT BREAKER POPPED
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: IMPROPER MAINTENANCE (MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL)
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING ON AIRPORT/SEAPLANE BASE/HELIPT.
        REMARKS- EXTING SYS DIDNT WORK.TRIPPED CIRCUIT BR.& SQUIBUNREPLACED AFTER PRIOR USE.

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