Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 11 July 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-35-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Forša AÚrea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: FAB2048
C/n / msn: 9777
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 33
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Mara˙, BA (   Brazil) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Salvador-Dois de Julho International Airport, BA (SSA/SBSV), Brazil
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-GaleŃo International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brazil
Narrative:
En route from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the C-47 plane suffered a nr.1 engine fire. The fire could not be controlled and eventually the entire left nacelle, engine and landing gear fell off into the water. A forced landing was made about 200 m off shore.
One of the crew members died after rescuing several passengers.


Sources:
» Carlos Cleto (E-mail, 6-12-2013)
» Folha da Manha 12 July 1952, p5
» Folha da Manha 13 July 1952, p1
» Folha da Manha 15 July 1952, p1


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Distance from Salvador-Dois de Julho International Airport, BA to Rio de Janeiro-GaleŃo International Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 1212 km (757 miles).

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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