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Last updated: 19 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 6 May 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando
Operator:Paraense Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-BTA
C/n / msn: 26901
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Belém, PA (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Destination airport:Cristalândia Airstrip, TO, Brazil
Narrative:
On climbout at night, the C-46 made a right turn at low altitude, crashed and caught fire.
The aircraft was heading to Cristalândia to pick up a cargo of meat.

Sources:
» Ultima Hora, 8 may 1959, p.4
» Correio da Manhã 13 May 1959, p12


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Distance from Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA to Cristalândia Airstrip, TO as the crow flies is 1026 km (641 miles).

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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