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Last updated: 18 November 2018
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Date:Saturday 31 May 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Operator:Paraense Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-BTB
C/n / msn: 33304
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU) (   Brazil)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Destination airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Narrative:
The C-46 Commando cargo plane suffered a failure of the no.1 engine after takeoff. It then hit a hit the mast of a freight ship and crashed.

Sources:
» Diário de Lisboa 1 June 1958, p3 (2°edicao)


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Distance from Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ to Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 2453 km (1533 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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