Accident
Last updated: 20 September 2014
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Datum:donderdag 21 februari 1952
Type:Curtiss C-46A-25-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Varig
Registratie: PP-VCB
Constructienummer: 26641
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
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:?
Beschrijving:
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 Networkĺs 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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