Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 26 January 1961
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-PDC
C/n / msn: 2056
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 53
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 59
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Belo Horizonte Airport, MG (PLU) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG (PLU/SBBH), Brazil
Narrative:
The Super Constellation touched down too far and fast down the wet runway. The flight crew ground looped the plane which came to rest in a ditch next to the runway. The Constellation was named "Domingos Dios Prado".

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Incorrect estimate of distance. 2) Disregard of the operating limitations of the aircraft.".

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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