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Accident description
Last updated: 26 November 2015
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: 2070
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)
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
Destination airport:Salvador-Dois de Julho International Airport, BA (SSA/SBSV), Brazil

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