- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: September 28, 1953
Time: 16:18
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Operator: Resort Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: Philadelphia - Louisville
AC Type: Curtiss C-46F-1-CU
Registration: N66534
cn / ln: 22384
Aboard: 41   (passengers:38  crew:3)
Fatalities: 25   (passengers:22  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: While the plane was attempting to land it entered a steep climb, stalled and crashed. The structural failure of the left elevator in flight, causing loss of control. This structural failure was brought about by the left outboard hinge bolt backing out of the assembly. The underlying cause was improper maintenance which resulted in the installation of hinge bolts and bearings not meeting specifications, and inadequate inspection which failed to detect this condition.
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