Narrative: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.
|Date:||Monday 11 August 1958|
|Operator:||Loide Aéreo Nacional|
|C/n / msn:|| 10544|
|First flight:|| 1945|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5|
|Total:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 11 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Carapí Island, PA (Brazil)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Destination airport:||Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport , PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil|
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)
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.