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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 4 April 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-4
Operator:Paraense Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-BTQ
C/n / msn: 10506
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Belém Airport, PA (BEL) (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Loss of directional control on takeoff. The DC-4 ran into trees.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Error of judgement on the part of the pilot in attempting a takeoff without realising the control locks. This was only realised when the aircraft had reached V2."



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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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