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Accident description
Last updated: 4 October 2015
Date:Friday 18 October 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
Registration: PP-VCS
C/n / msn: 19757
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Porto Alegre-Salgado Filho International Airport, RS (POA) (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Porto Alegre-Salgado Filho International Airport, RS (POA/SBPA), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
The DC-3 drifted to the right during takeoff. When the drift became excessive, the pilot tried to lift off at a too low speed. The aircraft touched the ground again past the runway but rebounded and flew on. To avoid striking a hill, a left hand turn was executed during which the left wing struck the roof of a house. The aircraft crashed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Incorrect use of flying controls during takeoff roll; 2) Possible failure of port engine; 3) Turbulent conditions close to ground."

» Folha da Manhã 19-10-1957 p.2
» Aerolex


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Distance from Porto Alegre-Salgado Filho International Airport, RS to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP as the crow flies is 835 km (522 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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