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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 18 August 1941
Time:ca 13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-10 Lodestar
Operator:Panair do Brasil
Registration: PP-PBD
C/n / msn: 18-2083
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:24 km (15 mls) S of São Paulo, SP (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Curitiba-Bacacheri Airport, PR (BFH/SBBI), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Narrative:
Crashed into Serra da Cantareira on approach to São Paulo at night. Five of nine passengers and one of four crew members survived.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Porto Alegre to São Paulo with en route stops at Florianópolis and Curitiba.

Sources:
» Folha da Manha 19 August 1941, p1
» Folha da Noite 19 August 1941, p1
» Folha da Noite 20 August 1941, p1
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden
» O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX / Carlos Ari César Germano da Silva


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Distance from Curitiba-Bacacheri Airport, PR to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP as the crow flies is 326 km (204 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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