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Accident description
Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Date:Wednesday 21 February 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-60-CS Commando
Operator:Companhia Itaś de Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-ITF
C/n / msn: 2925/382
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Narrative:
Turbulence on the Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport runway 02 approach path caused the Curtiss to touch down short of the runway. The right main gear leg broke off and the no. 2 engine sustained damage. Full power was applied and the flight diverted to Galeao Airport for an emergency landing. Fire destroyed the aircraft.



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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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