Flugunfall 09 AUG 1961 einer Curtiss C-46 Super C CF-HEI - Sarcpa Lake Airstrip, NU 
ASN logo
Last updated: 9 December 2022
Datum:Mittwoch 9 August 1961
Zeit:14:02 EST
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Super C
Kennzeichen: CF-HEI
Werknummer: 22419
Baujahr: 1945
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstrt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Sarcpa Lake Airstrip, NU (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Annherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inlndischer auerplanmiger Passagierflug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Sarcpa Lake Airstrip, NU, Kanada
The C-46 struck the ground short of the runway with its main wheels. The airplane landed but the starboard landing gear collapsed and the C-46 went off the runway.
The airplane was arriving at Intermediate DEW line Site 29, CAM-F, Sarcpa Lake.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "During the final approach, the pilot-in-command allowed the aircraft to strike the ground short of the approach end of the runway and below the runway level."


photo of Curtiss-C-46C-Commando-CF-HEI
accident date: 09-08-1961
type: Curtiss C-46C Commando
registration: CF-HEI
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.

languages: languages