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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 22 May 1938
Time:13:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mge
Operator:Syndicato Condor
Registration: PP-CBC
C/n / msn: 5453
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Santos Airport, SP (SSZ) (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Santos Airport, SP (SSZ/SBST), Brazil
Destination airport:Paranaguá Municipal Airport, PR (PNG/SSPG), Brazil
Narrative:
A float-equipped Junkers Ju-52, named "Guaracy", crashed on takeoff killing the Brazilian Minister of Justice Mauricio Cardoso.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Santos to Paranaguá, São Francisco do Sul and Porto Alegre. The aircraft taxied towards Ilha das Palmas, a small island in a bay called Baía de Santos. There were strong waves. During takeoff the aircraft hit a wave, causing the loss of one of the two pontoons. The aircraft flipped over and broke up.

Sources:
» desastresaereos.net
» Folha da Noite 23 May 1938, p1
» El Litoral 22-5-1938
» O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX / Carlos Ari César Germano da Silva


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Santos Airport, SP to Paranaguá Municipal Airport, PR as the crow flies is 288 km (180 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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.
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