Narrative:The aircraft was missing on a flight from Lisbon to Madeira. In the last radio contact the crew radioed: "I am forced to land immediately". The flight had taken off at 12:23 and the final radio call was received at 13:21.
Probable Cause:Cause: undetermined.
» José Vilhena
Official accident investigation report
|investigating agency: ||Direcção-Geral da Aviação Civil (DGAC) - Portugal |
|report status: ||Final|
|report number: ||final report|
|report released:||18 February 1959|
|duration of investigation: ||101 days (3 months)|
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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Lisboa-Cabo Ruivo Seaplane Base to Funchal Airport as the crow flies is 960 km (600 miles).