Narrative:An attempt to land at Aracaju was apparently abandoned as the aircraft overflew the runway and initiated a turn to the right. The DC-3 crashed during this turn.
|Date:||Thursday 12 July 1951|
Douglas C-47B-10-DK (DC-3)
|Operating for:||Loide Aéreo Nacional|
|Leased from:||Linhas Aéreas Paulistas - LAP|
|C/n / msn:|| 14822/26267|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28|
|Total:||Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Aracaju Airport, SE (AJU) (Brazil)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Maceió Airport, AL (MCZ/SBMO), Brazil|
|Destination airport:||Aracaju Airport, SE (AJU/SBAR), Brazil|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot attempted a visual approach and made a turn at low altitude in adverse weather conditions."
» Daytona Beach Morning Journal - Jul 13, 1951
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Maceió Airport, AL to Aracaju Airport, SE as the crow flies is 215 km (134 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.