Narrative: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.
|Date:||Friday 18 October 1957|
Douglas C-47A-80-DL (DC-3)
|C/n / msn:|| 19757|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Porto Alegre Airport, RS (PO) (Brazil)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Departure airport:||Porto Alegre Airport, RS (POA/SBPA), Brazil|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Incorrect use of flying controls during takeoff roll; 2) Possible failure of port engine; 3) Turbulent conditions close to ground."
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.