Date & Time: May 23, 1969 at 0005 LT
Type of aircraft:
Curtiss C-46 Commando
Landing (descent or approach)
Paramaribo – Georgetown – Willemstad
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
The crew was completing a cargo flight from Paramaribo to Willemstad, Curaçao, with an intermediate stop in Georgetown, Guyana. During the second leg, while in cruise altitude, the crew informed ATC about the failure of the right engine and obtained the permission to divert to Barcelona for a safe landing. On final approach by night, the airplane stalled and crashed in a field. The copilot was killed while three other occupants were injured.
Failure of the right engine in flight for undetermined reason.