Narrative:The C-46, on a flight to Rio de Janeiro had to divert due to temporary closure of the Santos Dumont Airport. All passengers disembarked there. When the airport was open for traffic again, the crew took off to fly plane (empty) to Dumont Airport. The aircraft landed on runway 02 but overran into the sea.
|Date:||Tuesday 6 January 1959|
|Type:||Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando|
|Operator:||Paraense Transportes Aéreos|
|C/n / msn:|| 30350|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU) (Brazil)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Destination airport:||Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Error on the part of the pilot in estimating distance."
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.