Narrative:During a night takeoff from Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, the no. 4 engine failed. The crew abandoned the takeoff, reduced power and applied the brakes. At 100m before the runway end a tyre from the landing gear burst, causing the DC-4 to run off the side of the runway bursting into flames.
|Date:||01 FEB 1958|
|Operator:||Loide Aéreo Nacional|
|C/n / msn:|| 18336|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 62|
|Total:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 67 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU) (Brazil)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Failure of No.4 engine. 2) Malfunctioning of the starboard brakes."
» The Montreal Gazette - Feb 3, 1958
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.