ASN Aircraft accident Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando PP-LDQ Salvador, BA
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Date:Sunday 19 December 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operator:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Registration: PP-LDQ
MSN: 30343
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 51
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 54
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Salvador, BA (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Salvador-Dois de Julho International Airport, BA (SSA/SBSV), Brazil
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
After takeoff no. 1 engine power had to be reduced due to a high oil temperature warning. The crew experienced difficulties maintaining height and added power on the no. 1 engine again. While trying to return to the airport the engine failed, forcing an emergency landing outside the airport.

Forced landing outside airport


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