Narrative:Immediately after reaching cruising altitude the no. 4 propeller oversped and was feathered. A little later the no. 2 engine started to vibrate, so the flight crew also feathered this propeller. The DC-6 began to lose height at an rate of 500 fpm, forcing an emergency landing on a beach. No one was hurt but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
|Date:||Tuesday 10 June 1958|
|C/n / msn:|| 43034/136|
|First flight:|| 1948|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 22 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||off Ilha Grande Beach, RJ (Brazil)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil|
|Destination airport:||Buenos Aires (unknown airport), BA, Argentina|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of no.2 and no.4 engines for reasons unknown."
» The Deseret News - Jun 10, 1958
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.