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Last updated: 17 November 2017
Datum:Mittwoch 21 Februar 1951
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-60-CS Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Companhia Itaś de Transportes Aéreos
Kennzeichen: PP-ITF
Werknummer: 2925/382
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG) (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brasilien
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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