NTSB Identification: LAX64A0008
14 CFR Part 121 Nonscheduled operation of AMERICAN AIR EXPRT & IMPORT CO
Aircraft: CURTISS-WRT C-46F, registration: N67941

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0010  63/8/14  NR.GREAT FALLS,MONT   CURTISS-WRT C-46F   CR-  1  1  0  MILITARY CTR CARGO DOM    AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1500                    N67941              PX-  0  0  0                            41, 15834 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            5807 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - AMERICAN AIR EXPORT & IMPORT CO.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: CLIMB TO CRUISE
           COLLIDED WITH: DIRT BANK                                 LANDING: ROLL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: MASTER AND CONNECTING RODS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT DECISIONS OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - EXERCISED POOR JUDGMENT
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - ROUGH/UNEVEN
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        REMARKS- PLT FAILED TO PROPERLY ASSESS RT ENG MALFUNCTION,USED POOR TECHNIQUE AND JUDGMENT DURING EMERG OPS

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