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Last updated: 23 September 2018
Datum:donderdag 12 augustus 1965
Tijd:ca 07:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Paraense Transportes Aéreos
Registratie: PP-BTH
Constructienummer: 30571
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:27761
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Totaal:slachtoffers: 13 / inzittenden: 13
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Barra do Bugres, MT (   Brazilië)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon International Airport, MT (CGB/SBCY), Brazilië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Porto Velho Airport, RO (PVH/SBPV), Brazilië
The aircraft departed Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon Airport, at 06:21, for Porto Velho Airport with an IFR flight plan. At the outskirts of Barra do Bugres, about 30 minutes after takeoff, the aircraft turned back towards Cuiabá with its left engine on fire. While over Buracao, its left wing and engine broke away from the fuselage and it crashed to the ground out of control.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The cause of the accident was a structural failure. Bolts of the No. 8 cylinder, left engine, fractured.
Contributing factors were defective fire detection and fire extinguishing systems."

» ICAO Circular 88-AN/74 Volume I (171-174)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon International Airport, MT en Porto Velho Airport, RO bedraagt 1141 km (713 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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