Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 31 May 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Transportes Aéreos Nacionales
Registration: PP-ANO
C/n / msn: 19830
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Serra do Cipó Mountains, MG (   Brazil) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Governador Valadares Airport, MG (GVR/SBGV), Brazil
Destination airport:Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG (PLU/SBBH), Brazil
Narrative:
The DC-3 strayed off course and struck Mount Cipo in cloudy conditions, 30mls from the intended flight route.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Navigational error. 2) The minimum safety height for the route was not complied with."

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» ICAO Circular 39-AN/34 (175)


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Distance from Governador Valadares Airport, MG to Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG as the crow flies is 231 km (145 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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