Accident
Last updated: 20 December 2014
Status:
Datum:woensdag 15 maart 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Aeronorte - Empr. de Transpoeres Aéreos Norte do Brasil
Registratie: PP-YQS
Constructienummer: 4914
Bouwjaar: 1942
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Ponta Grossa-Sant'Ana Airport, PR (PGZ) (   Brazilië) show on map
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Onbekend
Vliegveld van vertrek:São Paulo (unknown airport), SP, Brazilië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Ponta Grossa-Sant'Ana Airport, PR (PGZ/SSZW), Brazilië
Beschrijving:
The DC-3 had taken off from São Paulo and had to divert to Ponta Grossa because of bad weather at the intended destination. The aircraft crashed into a hill while approaching runway 07.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Insufficient flight preparations. The pilot could have diverted to Florianopolis or back to São Paulo which were both in VFR conditions."

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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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