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Accident description
Last updated: 24 February 2018
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Date:Tuesday 19 February 1957
Time:21:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-45-DK (DC-3)
Operator:REAL Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-YQF
C/n / msn: 34292/17027
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Paulo (unknown airport), SP, Brazil
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Narrative:
The DC-3 attempted to land in adverse weather conditions. The aircraft overran the runway into the sea. It became submerged in ten minutes.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: Error of judgment on the part of the pilot in estimating distance.

Sources:
» Correio da Manhã 20 February 1957, p5


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