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Accident description
Last updated: 4 September 2015
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Date:Sunday 1 March 1959
Time:ca 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: FAB2070
C/n / msn: 13822
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:30 km (18.8 mls) from Caravelas, BA (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
Destination airport:Salvador-Dois de Julho International Airport, BA (SSA/SBSV), Brazil
Narrative:
Crashed.

Sources:
» Folha da Manhã 3-3-1959
» Major-Brigadeiro do Ar Dionísio Cerqueira de Taunay, Patrono da Aviação de Patrulha


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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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