Accident description
Last updated: 1 August 2014
Date:Saturday 24 May 1952
Type:Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando
Operator:Loide Aéreo Nacional
Registration: PP-LDE
C/n / msn: 446
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Manaus, AM (   Brazil)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM (PLL/SBMN), Brazil
Destination airport:?
The Curtiss stalled when trying to return to the airport following an engine failure. The aircraft crashed into the Rio Negro.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Failure of maintenance staff to remove the flying control locks. 2) Failure of one engine for reason undetermined."

Loss of control



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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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