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Last updated: 24 September 2018
Date:Sunday 22 November 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53D-DO (DC-3)
Operator:Força Aérea Portuguesa
Registration: 6152
C/n / msn: 11668
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sao Filipe Airport (SFL), Fogo Island (   Cape Verde)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Sal-Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID/GVAC), Cape Verde
Destination airport:São Filipe Airport (SFL/GVSF), Cape Verde
The DC-3 overran the runway during landing and went down an embankment. A fire erupted.

Runway excursion

» José Vilhena


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sal-Amilcar Cabral International Airport to São Filipe Airport as the crow flies is 262 km (164 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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