Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 7 December 1960
Type:Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando
Operator:REAL Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-AKF
C/n / msn: 295
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Cachimbo, PA (   Brazil) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon International Airport, MT (CGB/SBCY), Brazil
Destination airport:Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM (PLL/SBMN), Brazil
Narrative:
The no. 2 engine failed during a freight flight to Manaus. Altitude was lost and the pilot jettisoned some of the cargo, but the aircraft continued to lose height, crashed and caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "For an unknown reason the starboard engine failed and the propeller feathered."

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Distance from Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon International Airport, MT to Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM as the crow flies is 1448 km (905 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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