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Accident description
Last updated: 24 April 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 15 August 1938
Type:Silhouette image of generic JU52 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Junkers Ju-52/3mfe
Operator:Syndicato Condor
Registration: PP-CAT
C/n / msn: 4024
First flight: 1933
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guanabara Bay (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Calabouço Seaplane Base, Brazil
Destination airport:Vitória-Goiabeiras Airport, ES (VIX/SBVT), Brazil
Narrative:
The Ju-52 floatplane named "Anhangá" crashed into Guanabara Bay during takeoff in reduced visibility conditions.

Sources:
» Folha da Noite 15 August 1938, p19
» O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX / Carlos Ari César Germano da Silva


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Distance from Rio de Janeiro-Calabouço Seaplane Base to Vitória-Goiabeiras Airport, ES as the crow flies is 417 km (261 miles).

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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