Accident description
Last updated: 18 April 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 28 September 1971
Time:ca 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-414A
Operator:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registration: PP-CBV
C/n / msn: 4977
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sena Madureira, AC (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sena Madureira Airport, AC (ZMD), Brazil
Destination airport:Rio Branco-Pres. Medici Airport, AC (RBR/SBRB), Brazil
Flightnumber: 332
Narrative:
The DC-3 tried to return to the airport after an engine failure on climbout. A circuit was flown at low height. During a turn, the right wing struck trees, causing the aircraft to crash.

Sources:
» Jornal do Brasil - 29th September 1971
» Folha da Sao Paulo


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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