Narrative:The no. 2 engine failed immediately after takeoff. Returning to the airport, the DC-3 lost height and crash-landed.
|Date:||Sunday 15 March 1953|
Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3)
|Operator:||Transportes Aéreos Catarinense|
|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: |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||near Salvador, BA ( Brazil)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Error of judgement on the part of the pilot in not feathering or reducing power on the defective engine."
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.