Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 13 December 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-SPT
C/n / msn: 20543
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Londrina, PR (   Brazil)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Londrina Airport, PR (LDB/SBLO), Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft was just airborne when no. 1 engine power was lost. The aircraft crashed and caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Engine failure during takeoff. 2) Pilot error - short takeoff procedure used on an airfield where such a maneuver was not necessary."

Sources:
» Folha da Manhã 14-12-1950


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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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