Narrative:The crew started the takeoff roll at a point 200m down the runway, with a runway distance remaining of 1080m. The DC-3 climbed slowly, entered a right turn, stalled and crashed in flames.
|Date:||Sunday 30 September 1973|
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3A)
|Operator:||Aeronorte Industria e Comercio Ltda|
|C/n / msn:|| 20182|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5|
|Total:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Miritituba, PA ( Brazil)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
PROBABLE CAUSE: Power loss on one or both engines, caused by maintenance deficiencies or fuel contamination.
Loss of control
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.