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Last updated: 23 February 2017
Fecha:domingo 9 noviembre 1958
Tipo:Martin PBM-5 Mariner
Operador:ARTOP - Aero-Topográfica
Registración: CS-THB
Numéro de série: 45409
Año de Construcción: 1944
Horas Totales de la Célula:2240
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-34
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 30 / Ocupantes: 30
Total:Fatalidades: 36 / Ocupantes: 36
Daños en la Aeronave: Desaparecido
Consecuencias: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Ubicación:c 250 km SW off Lisbon, Portugal (   Océano Atlántico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Lisboa-Cabo Ruivo Seaplane Base, Portugal
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Funchal Airport (FNC/LPFU), Portugal
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)
download report: final report


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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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