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Accident description
Last updated: 6 October 2015
Date:Monday 6 June 1949
Time:ca 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-50-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 2023
C/n / msn: 34365/17098
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 20 km E of Florianópolis, SC (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC (FLN/SBFL), Brazil
Destination airport:Porto Alegre-Canoas Air Base, RS (SBCO), Brazil
Shortly after takeoff from Florianópolis, the C-47 ran into heavy overcast. Four minutes after the crew radioed that they were flying on instruments, the airplane flew into the side of Cambirela Peak in the foothills of the Serra da Boa Vista.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Peak Disaster (Time 20-06-1949)
» Folha da Manhã 8 June 1949, p3


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Distance from Florianópolis-Hercilio Luz International Airport, SC to Porto Alegre-Canoas Air Base, RS as the crow flies is 357 km (223 miles).

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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