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Last updated: 17 October 2017
Datum:vrijdag 5 september 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Loide Aéreo Nacional
Registratie: PP-LDX
Constructienummer: 30288
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 14
Totaal:slachtoffers: 13 / inzittenden: 18
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Campina Grande Airport, PB (CPV) (   Brazilië)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Recife International Airport, PE (REC/SBRF), Brazilië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Campina Grande Airport, PB (CPV/SBKG), Brazilië
Vluchtnummer: 652
The Loide Curtiss C-46 approached Campina Grande at an altitude 200 m below the minimum. The crew started the final approach and descended to 520 m (minimum altitude was 647 m) to obtain a view of the runway. The aircraft was by then over the runway. The pilot then chose to enter a visual traffic pattern, but this approach was missed again and the aircraft climbed in a spiral to 750 m. A procedure turn was made to a heading of 200 degrees and another descent was initiated. This descend continued until the C-46 struck the ground and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was due to pilot error - improper procedure during an authorized instrument flight. A contributing cause was an error on the part of other personnel - the meteorological forecast was incorrect."

» ICAO Accident Digest, Circular 59-AN/54 (211)
» O rastro da bruxa: história da aviação comercial brasileira no século XX / Carlos Ari César Germano da Silva
» Folha da Noite 8 September 1958, p2


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Recife International Airport, PE en Campina Grande Airport, PB bedraagt 143 km (89 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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