Unfallbericht:As the engines were started at Caratinga, the no. 1 engine gave some problems, which were overcome by crossfeeding the engines. At Belo Horizonte the same problems were experienced, and again solved by crossfeeding the engines. On takeoff however, the DC-3 drifted to the left because the no. 1 engine didn't develop enough power. The aircraft crashed and caught fire
|Datum:||06 SEP 1956|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Loide Aéreo Nacional|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: |
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: |
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||nahe Belo Horizonte, MG (Brasilien)
|Flugphase:|| Anfangssteigflug (ICL)|
|Flug von:||Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG (PLU/SBBH), Brasilien|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Error of judgement by the pilot in not attempting to establish the reason for the difficult starting of the port engine. 2) Inadequate maintenance."
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.