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Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2015
Date:Wednesday 3 August 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-45-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras
Registration: PP-AJB
C/n / msn: 9971
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Joinville, SC (   Brazil)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Curitiba (unknown airport), PR, Brazil
Destination airport:Joinville-Cubatao Airport, SC (JOI/SBJV), Brazil
The propellers of both no. 1 and no. 2 engine detached in flight. The crew ditched the aircraft close to the shore.

Prop/turbine blade separation

» Correio da Manhã 4 August 1949, p5


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