Accident description
Last updated: 24 November 2014
Status:Final
Date:Friday 14 December 1962
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-PDE
C/n / msn: 2047
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 43 / Occupants: 43
Total:Fatalities: 50 / Occupants: 50
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Paraná da Eva, AM (   Brazil) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport , PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Destination airport:Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM (PLL/SBMN), Brazil
Narrative:
The Panair Constellation departed Belem at 02:31 GMT for a 3-hour flight to Manaus. The plane followed the Amber 1 airway and contacted Manaus at 05:04, reporting six minutes out. At 05:19 the flight crew asked Manaus whether the plane's engines could be heard. Manaus replied negative and asked the reason for the question. Nothing more was heard from the flight, which appeared to have crashed 45km from Manaus. The Constellation was named "Estevao Ribeiro Baiao Parente".

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The cause of the accident was not determined."

Classification:
Cause undetermined
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Ground

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.14 Volume II, Circular 71-AN/63 (145-146)


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Distance from Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport , PA to Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM as the crow flies is 1288 km (805 miles).

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