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Last updated: 10 October 2015
Datum:Mittwoch 27 Juni 1962
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Paraense Transportes Aéreos
Kennzeichen: PP-BTE
Werknummer: 30260
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Pedro Afonso, GO (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Pedro Afonso, GO (SWPA), Brasilien
The Curtiss tended to veer to the left shortly after touchdown on runway 24. The pilot decided to takeoff again and ordered the co-pilot to retract the gear. The gear was retracted prematurely, causing the plane to sink back on the runway.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Incorrect use of brakes and/or flying controls."

» Folha de São Paulo 28 June 1962, p10


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