Accident description
Last updated: 19 December 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 3 January 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3-277D
Operator:Varig
Registration: PP-VDL
C/n / msn: 4115
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Porto Alegre, RS (   Brazil)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft was on a training flight when the instructor shut down the no. 2 engine. Flying at low altitude over the runway the DC-3 drifted to the right. This was corrected by the instructor by using rudder control, but the plane attained a dangerous attitude. Power was cut and the aircraft was crash-landed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Error of judgement on the part of the instructor."

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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.
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