Accident description
Last updated: 4 March 2015
Status:
Date:Tuesday 12 August 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-DO (DC-4)
Operator:Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina - FAMA
Registration: LV-ABL
C/n / msn: 3080
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, ES (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
Narrative:
A Douglas C-54 aircraft was engaged in flying to an Argentine delegation to the Conferencia Interamericana which was being held in Rio de Janeiro. In thick fog the airplane flew past the destination. A forced landing was carried out near Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, 315 km northeast of Rio de Janeiro.

Sources:
» Piston Engine Airliner Production List / A.B. Eastwood, J. Roach, 1996
» WAAS
» El Litoral 13-8-1947


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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.
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