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Last updated: 24 June 2018
Datum:vrijdag 15 augustus 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Viaçao Aérea Santos Dumont
Registratie: PP-SDD
Constructienummer: 20435
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Guaíra Airport, PR (QGA) (   Brazilië)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Onbekend
Vliegveld van vertrek:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazilië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU/SGAS), Paraguay
Destination Asuncion could not be located in worsening weather conditions. The aircraft crashed while attempting to land at the diversion airport of Guaira and came to rest inverted.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Lack of radio aids in the area. 2) Error on the part of the pilot who lost his way and decided to land in hurried conditions. 3) Deficient preparation of flight plan by the Airline and approval of an incorrect flight plan by the Area Control."

» Folha da Manhã 17 August 1952, p3


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