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Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 25 March 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 2055
C/n / msn: 4473
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 22
Total:Fatalities: 23 / Occupants: 28
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,5 km (0.9 mls) from Natal, RN (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
Destination airport:Natal Airport, RN (NAT/SBNT), Brazil
Narrative:
Crashed during a night-time approach.

Sources:
» A Noite 28 March 1961, p8
» Folha de Sao Paulo 28 March 1961, p11


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