Narrative:Weather conditions on final approach caused the pilot to go around. Another attempt to land was made, this time a tailwind landing. The Curtiss could not be stopped on the runway and overran into Guanabara Bay.
|Date:||Sunday 15 April 1951|
|Type:||Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando|
|Operator:||Loide Aéreo Nacional|
|C/n / msn:|| 30443|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Guanabara Bay, RJ (Brazil)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot error associated with adverse weather conditions and the wet runway."
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.