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Accident description
Last updated: 25 November 2015
Date:Tuesday 14 October 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Aerovias Brasil
Registration: PP-AXJ
C/n / msn: 6177
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:San Francisco de Paula, RS (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Destination airport:Porto Alegre Airport, RS (POA/SBPA), Brazil
Struck high ground.
The airplane operated on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo, Porto Alegre, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina. It departed São Paulo at 11:45.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Navigational error - fault in not clearly estimating the actual location of the aircraft. 2) Adverse weather conditions."

» Folha da Manhã 15-10-1952


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP to Porto Alegre Airport, RS as the crow flies is 835 km (522 miles).

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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