Accident description
Last updated: 26 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 22 March 1951
Time:17:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53-DO (DC-3)
Operator:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registration: PP-CCX
C/n / msn: 7341
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 10
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:W off Florianopolis Airport, SC (FLN) (   Brazil)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Curitiba Airport, PR (CWB/SBCT), Brazil
Destination airport:Florianopolis Airport, SC (FLN/SBFL), Brazil
Narrative:
The DC-3 crashed into the waters of Baía Sul following an overshoot in conditions of reduced visibility and rain. During the overshoot, the no. 2 engine failed.
The airplane operated on a domestic service from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis with en route stops at São Paulo and Curitiba.


Sources:
» Folha da Manhã 23-3-1951


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Distance from Curitiba Airport, PR to Florianopolis Airport, SC as the crow flies is 245 km (153 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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