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Accident description
Last updated: 29 November 2015
Date:Thursday 1 December 1949
Time:ca 13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:REAL Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-YPM
C/n / msn: 4241
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ribeirão Claro, PR (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Destination airport:Jacarezinho Airport, PR (SSJE), Brazil
Crashed into a mountain.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Crew error- imprudence and lack of flight discipline. 2) Wrong decision by Chief of Operations in allowing aircraft to continue flight in bad weather conditions."

» The Dispatch - Dec 2, 1949


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP to Jacarezinho Airport, PR as the crow flies is 339 km (212 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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