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Accident description
Last updated: 27 November 2015
Date:Sunday 15 March 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Transportes Aéreos Catarinense
Registration: PP-AJA
C/n / msn: 11844
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Salvador-Dois de Julho Airport, BA (SSA) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Salvador-Dois de Julho International Airport, BA (SSA/SBSV), Brazil
Destination airport:?
The no. 2 engine failed immediately after takeoff. Returning to the airport, the DC-3 lost height and crash-landed.
One passenger and the captain were injured.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Error of judgement on the part of the pilot in not feathering or reducing power on the defective engine."

» Folha da Noite 16 March 1953, p2


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