Accident
Last updated: 23 August 2014
Estado:
Fecha:jueves 21 febrero 1952
Tipo:Curtiss C-46A-25-CU Commando
Operador:Varig
Registración: PP-VCB
Numéro de série: 26641
Año de Construcción: 1943
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulación:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Guanabara Bay, RJ (   Brasil)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Desconocido
Aeropuerto de Salida:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brasil
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
No.1 engine failure on climb out. The prop was not feathered, causing the aircraft to enter a stall. A forced landing in Guanabara Bay was carried out.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Port engine failure for reasons undetermined. 2) Error of judgement by the pilot in not feathering the port propeller."

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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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