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Last updated: 3 December 2016
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Date:Wednesday 19 November 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated C-10 Catalina (PBY-5)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 6502
C/n / msn: 1079
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Porto de Moz, PA (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Belém (unknown airport), PA, Brazil
Destination airport:Manaus Air Base, AM (PLL/SBMN), Brazil
Narrative:
Went missing with 16 occupants. Wreckage discovered from the air 22 December 1947 at Fazenda Aquiqui with no sign of survivors.

Sources:
» Associaçao Brasileira de Catalineiros
» El Litoral 23 December 1947, p1
» Folha da Manhã 23 December 1947, p4
» Folha da Manhã 27 December 1947, p3


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