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Accident description
Last updated: 8 February 2016
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Date:Sunday 18 December 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46C Commando
Operator:Varig
Registration: PP-VCT
C/n / msn: 260
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Narrative:
The C-46 overran the Congonhas Airport runway 15 on landing.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Incorrect IFR procedure. 2) Incorrect use of brakes."


Classification:
Runway excursion

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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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