Accident description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 27 September 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-228D
Operator:Panair do Brasil
Registration: PP-PCH
C/n / msn: 4087
First flight: 1941
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 25 / Occupants: 25
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Rio de Janeiro, RJ (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG (PLU/SBBH), Brazil
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Narrative:
Crashed into a mountain.

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Distance from Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG to Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 349 km (218 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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