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Accident
Last updated: 28 June 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 9 November 1958
Flugzeugtyp:Martin PBM-5 Mariner
Fluggesellschaft:ARTOP - Aero-Topográfica
Kennzeichen: CS-THB
Werknummer: 45409
Baujahr: 1944
Betriebsstunden:2240
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 30 / Insassen: 30
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 36 / Insassen: 36
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:c 250 km SW off Lisbon, Portugal (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Lisboa-Cabo Ruivo Seaplane Base, Portugal
Flug nach:Funchal Airport (FNC/LPFU), Portugal
Unfallbericht:
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.

Accident investigation:
cover
investigating agency: Direcção-Geral da Aviação Civil (DGAC) - Portugal
status: Final
number: final report
released:18 February 1959
duration: 101 days (3 months)
download report: final report

Informationsquelle:
» José Vilhena


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Distance from Lisboa-Cabo Ruivo Seaplane Base to Funchal Airport as the crow flies is 960 km (600 miles).

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