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    Airframe Family: Curtiss C-46 Commando
    Latest Model:C-46F Commando
    Last Military Serial:44-78565 USAAF
    Construction Number:22388
    Last Civil Registration:N1837M
    Latest Owner or Location:Everts Scrapyard, Fairbanks, Alaska

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    Constructed as a C-46F.

    July 1945

    Taken on Strength/Charge with the United States Army Air Force with s/n 44-78565.

    19 May 1948

    To Slick Airways with c/r N67939 {1}.

    30 September 1955

    To Wien Alaska Airlines with c/r N1837M.

    1 May 1968

    To Carl R and Rekow L. A. Everts.

    9 April 1973

    To Reindeer Air Services with c/r CF-FNC.


    To Kenn Borek.


    To Lambair.
    Markings added: Miss Piggy


    To Riveton Airways.

    19 February 1984

    Photographer: Tim Martin
    Notes: CF-FNC at Winnipeg on 19 Feb 84 - During the period from 1970, operators in Winnipeg seemed to regress from turbine equipment (B737/YS-11/HS748) to WW-II veterans like these. Ilford-Riverton Airways first Curtiss Commando after re-introduction of the type and shown here before the blue/red livery was applied.

    February 1986

    To Northland Air MB.

    August 1986

    Photographer: Reinhard Zinabold
    Notes: Air Manitoba C-46F at Winnipeg, Manitoba

    13 September 1990

    To Everts Air Fuel Inc, Fairbanks, AK with c/r N1837M.

    Based at Everts, Fairbanks, AK.
    Stored here.
    View the Location Dossier

    Markings Applied: Hot Stuff

    To Everts Scrapyard, Fairbanks, AK.
    View the Location Dossier

    17 June 1992

    Certificate of airworthiness for N1837M (C-46F, 22388) issued.

    5 May 2000

    Photographer: Peter M. Garwood
    Notes: At Fairbanks, Alaska

    2 July 2013

    The accident occurred at the Fairbanks International Airpor Airport (PAFA) Fairbanks, AK, United States while taxiing. The damage was substantial. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report. During the maintenance test flight, the flight crew moved the landing gear handle to the aCudownaC position but did not observe the three green landing gear down-and-locked lights illuminate...
    For a complete description of the event read the NTSB Report.

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    Data for airframe dossiers come from various sources. The following were used to compile this dossier...

    Print Sources
    Turbo Prop Airlines Production List by J. Roach and A.B. Eastwood
    U.S. Military Out of Service 2010 by Andy Marden

    Internet Sources
    Aerial Visuals - The Locator by Mike Henniger, Senior Editor
    Federal Aviation Administration in the United States of America
    National Transportation Safety Board

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    Terry Fletcher

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