Hijacking description
Last updated: 27 August 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 2 December 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-049 Constellation
Operator:Panair do Brasil
Registration: PP-PCR
C/n / msn: 2060
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 38
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 44
Airplane damage: None
Location:Buenos Aires, BA (   Argentina)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Destination airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport , PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Narrative:
Brazilian air force officers seized several air force planes and hijacked a Panair Constellation in a revolt against President Juscelino Kubitschek. When the revolt failed, they commandeered the plane to Buenos Aires.

Sources:
» Folha da Manhã newspaper 4-dec-59
» Fernando Dannemann, a Revolta de Aragarças


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Distance from Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ to Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport , PA as the crow flies is 2453 km (1533 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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