Accident description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 10 April 1957
Time:15:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:REAL Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-ANX
C/n / msn: 13048
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 26
Total:Fatalities: 26 / Occupants: 30
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ilha Anchieta, SP (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Narrative:
The DC-3 was flying near Ubatuba when a no. 2 engine fire forced the crew to make an emergency descent for Ubatuba. Due to slight rain, the crew noticed Papagaio Peak (on Anchieta Island) when it was too late. The aircraft stalled during the evasive manoeuvre and crashed into the mountain.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Power plant failure for undetermined reasons."

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.9, Circular 56-AN/51 (91)


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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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