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Accident description
Last updated: 5 October 2015
Date:Sunday 23 August 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:REAL Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-YQK
C/n / msn: 4732
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:6 km (3.8 mls) from Campo Grande Airport, MS (CGR) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Presidente Prudente Airport, SP (PPB/SBDN), Brazil
Destination airport:Campo Grande Internacional Airport, MS (CGR/SBCG), Brazil
Crashed outside the airfield after the 3rd attempt to land.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Sao Paulo to Campo Grande with en route stops at Rancharia and Presidente Prudente.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Error of judgement on the part of the pilot in flying the aircraft below the prescribed safety altitude in strong gusty conditions. 2) Ground lighting insufficient for landing at night especially in adverse weather conditions."

» Folha da Noite 24 August 1953, p1


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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 Presidente Prudente Airport, SP to Campo Grande Internacional Airport, MS as the crow flies is 385 km (241 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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