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Last updated: 1 December 2015
Datum:donderdag 21 februari 1952
Tijd:ca 14:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-25-CU Commando
Registratie: PP-VCB
Constructienummer: 26641
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Guanabara Bay, RJ (   BraziliŰ)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Onbekend
Vliegveld van vertrek:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), BraziliŰ
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
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."

» Folha da Manha 21 February 1952


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