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Last updated: 26 November 2015
Datum:Mittwoch 28 April 1971
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-118 (DC-6B)
Fluggesellschaft:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Kennzeichen: 2414
Werknummer: 43746/297
Baujahr: 1952
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB16
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen: 78
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 85
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM (PLL) (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Taxi (TXI)
Flug von:Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM (PLL/SBMN), Brasilien
Flug nach:Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brasilien
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.

» 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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