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Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2015
Date:Monday 11 August 1958
Time:ca 19:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Operator:Loide Aéreo Nacional
Registration: PP-LEQ
C/n / msn: 10544
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Ilha Carnapijo, PA (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM (MAO/SBEG), Brazil
Destination airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
The DC-4 crashed shortly after a postion report over the 'Piranha' beacon had been received by Belém. The crew also reported the Belém controller that they were descending on a night time visual.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "In spite of every effort by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Commission, it proved impossible to establish the cause of the accident."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (179)
» Folha da Noite, 12 August 1958 p.1


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Distance from Manaus-Eduardo Gomes International Airport, AM to Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 1293 km (808 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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