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Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 5 January 1950
Time:09:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando
Operator:Companhia Itaú de Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-XBW
C/n / msn: 440
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Itaquaquecetuba, SP (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The C-46 Commando transport plane departed São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH), Brazil at 07:00 hours on a cargo flight to the north of the country. There were three crew members on board. The airplane was flying past Pouso Alegre, MG when the airplane suffered unspecified problems with an engine.
The pilot decided to return to São Paulo. The flight did not make it and force landed near Itaquaquecetuba, SP, roughly 36 km from Congonhas Airport.

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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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