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Last updated: 19 November 2018
Date:Wednesday 14 July 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Aerovias Brasil
Registration: PP-AVO
C/n / msn: 19113
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Belém, PA (   Brazil)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Destination airport:?
The DC-3 took off from runway 06 and turned to the left. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot did not apply the procedure recommended by the airline and attempted to make a turn after takeoff below the specified altitude of 100 meters."


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