- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 11, 1946
Time: ?
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Operator: Trans Continental and Western Air
Flight #: 513
Route: Training flight
AC Type: Lockheed L-049 Constellation
Registration: NC86513
cn / ln: 2040
Aboard: 6   (passengers:0  crew:6)
Fatalities: 5   (passengers:0  crew:5)
Ground: 0
Summary: The flight crashed due to an in-flight fire caused by failure of a generator lead-through stud installation in the baggage compartment causing intense heat due to electrical arching, ignition of fuselage insulation and creation of smoke rendering the crew incapable of controlling the aircraft. The plane crashed into powerlines and trees and burst into flames. The accident led to a 30-day grounding of all L-049s. The plane was named Star of Lisbon. Training flight.
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