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Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2015
Date:Saturday 21 March 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-15-CU Commando
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-LDL
C/n / msn: 33467
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guanabara Bay, RJ (   Brazil)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brazil
A fire started in the no. 2 engine and couldn't be extinguished. The prop was feathered as the crew tried to make it to Galeão Airport. Before reaching the airport, the right wing failed and the aircraft crashed into the sea.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Undetermined



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