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Last updated: 24 August 2016
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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
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Belém, PA (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
On climbout at night, the C-46 made a right turn at low altitude, crashed and caught fire.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Unknown.


Sources:
» Correio da Manhã 13 May 1959, p12


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