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Last updated: 20 November 2018
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Date:Sunday 30 July 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-10 Lodestar
Operator:SAVAG - Viação Aérea Gaucha
Registration: PP-SAA
C/n / msn: 18-2133
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near São Francisco de Assis, RS (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Porto Alegre Airport, RS (POA/SBPA), Brazil
Destination airport:São Borja Airport, RS (SSSB), Brazil
Narrative:
Crashed on and caught fire after colliding with a hill. The airplane had reportedly diverted to Santa Maria Airport because of poor weather along the route.
One of the passengers killed in the accident was Brazilian Senator and former aviation minister Joaquim Pedro Salgado Filho. The Porto Alegre Airport was later named after him.

Sources:
» Folha da Manhã 1-8-1950


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Distance from Porto Alegre Airport, RS to São Borja Airport, RS as the crow flies is 493 km (308 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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Lockheed 18

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