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Accident
Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Datum:maandag 8 april 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7C
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Panair do Brasil
Registratie: PP-PDM
Constructienummer: 45124/808
Bouwjaar: 1957
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG) (   Braziliė)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Training
Vliegveld van vertrek:Rio de Janeiro-Galećo International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Braziliė
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
During the takeoff run, shortly after V1, the nose gear collapsed. The DC-7 slid along the runway. The no. 2 and 3 engines were torn off, damaging the fuel tanks, causing a fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Premature retraction of the landing gear during the takeoff run."



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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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