Narrative:The Dakota was taking off when the plane deviated to the right. An overcorrection caused a sharp turn left. The plane headed towards a few other aircraft, but the pilot thought he could clear those by initiating an early takeoff. This didn't work out and the DC-3 collided with two other aircraft: PT-ABZ and PP-HDJ. The DC-3 crashed and caught fire.
|Date:||12 APR 1960|
|Type:||Douglas C-53 (DC-3)|
|Leased from:||Cruzeiro do Sul|
|C/n / msn:|| 4823|
|First flight:|| 1941|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 19|
|Total:||Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 22 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Pelotas-Federal Airport, RS (PET) (Brazil)
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Pelotas-Federal Airport, RS (PET/SBPK), Brazil|
|Destination airport:||Porto Alegre Airport (PGP/FPPA), Sao Tome and Principe|
The airplane operated on a flight from Jaguarão to Rio Grande, Pelotas and Porto Alegre.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to pilots error - incorrect use of the brakes and control while on the ground."
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 Pelotas-Federal Airport, RS to Porto Alegre Airport as the crow flies is 7085 km (4428 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.