Accident description
Last updated: 19 December 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 28 April 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6B
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: FAB2414
C/n / msn: 43746/297
First flight: 1952
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 78
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 85
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM (PLL) (   Brazil)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM (PLL/SBMN), Brazil
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brazil
Narrative:
A Brazilian Air Force DC-6 was en route from Manaus to Rio de Janeiro when engine vibrations forced the crew to return to Manaus. On the ground one of the right hand engines burst into flames. The fire spread to the fuselage, causing the death of sixteen occupants.

Sources:
» The Pittsburgh Press - Apr 29, 1971


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Distance from Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM to Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 2821 km (1763 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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