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Last updated: 22 June 2018
Datum:Sonntag 16 August 1964
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Kennzeichen: PP-NMF
Werknummer: 26971
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 200 km S of Belém, PA (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Carolina Airport, MA (CLN/SBCI), Brasilien
Flug nach:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brasilien
Engine problems developed en route from Carolina to Belem, but the propeller of the affected engine couldn't be feathered.
The Curtiss lost height, forcing the crew to jettison the freight and ditch the plane on the Capim River. The C-46 sank within 15 minutes. A crewmember, not wearing a safety belt, didn't survive the impact.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "Propeller and accessory failure."


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Carolina Airport, MA to Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 667 km (417 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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