Accident description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 17 September 1951
Time:ca 18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:REAL Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-YPX
C/n / msn: 9154
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ubatuba, SP (   Brazil) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Narrative:
The Douglas DC-3 passenger plane, registered PP-YPX, departed Rio de Janeiro at 18:10 on a domestic flight to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, Brazil. The airplane failed to arrive at São Paulo and was declared missing.
The wreckage was found after about two days near Ubatuba.


Sources:
» Reading Eagle - Sep 20, 1951
» Folha da Manhã - Sep 18, 1951
» Folha da Manhã - Sep 20, 1951


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Distance from Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP as the crow flies is 364 km (228 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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