Narrative:The propeller of the nr.3 (left hand inboard) engine separated. Debris struck the nr.2 engine and a propeller blade sliced through the fuselage of this flying boat, cutting a hole of almost 3 m. Two passengers were killed and a small fire erupted. The pilot carried out an emergency landing in a lagoon. The Laté 631 operated on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo and Buenos Aires.
|Date:||Wednesday 31 October 1945|
|C/n / msn:|| 6|
|First flight:|| 1947-11-09 (12 months)|
|Engines:|| 6 Wright R-2600-A5B Cyclone|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Airplane fate:|| Repaired|
|Location:||Laguna de Rocha ( Uruguay)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
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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.