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Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 8 February 1968
Time:17:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated C-10A Catalina (PBY-5A)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 6521
C/n / msn: 1784
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 23
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) from Guajará Mirim, GO (   Brazil)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Forte Principe da Beira, RO, Brazil
Destination airport:Guajara-Mirim Airport, RO (GJM/SBGM), Brazil
Narrative:
Forced landing in jungle due to engine failure. Nineteen survivors were rescued on 10 February 1968 at Igarapé de Olinda. The aircraft operated on a flight for the Correio Aéreo Nacional (CAN), a postal service for remote areas of Brazil.

Sources:
» Associaçao Brasileira de Catalineiros
» Folha de São Paulo 16 February 1968, p9
» Jornal do Brasil 10 February 1968, p1+7
» Jornal do Brasil 12 February 1968, p1


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Distance from Forte Principe da Beira, RO to Guajara-Mirim Airport, RO as the crow flies is 204 km (128 miles).

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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