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Accident description
Last updated: 2 August 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:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Campo Grande, MS (   Brazil)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Campo Grande Internacional Airport, MS (CGR/SBCG), Brazil
Crashed outside the airfield after the 3rd attempt to land.

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."



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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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