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Accident description
Last updated: 20 February 2018
Date:Saturday 7 October 1978
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-5-DK (DC-3)
Operator:RICO Taxi Aéreo
Registration: PT-KVU
C/n / msn: 12356
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 19
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Belo Horizonte-Carlos Prates Airport, MG (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Belo Horizonte-Carlos Prates Airport, MG (SBPR), Brazil
The aircraft touched down 500 feet down the runway and overran due to failure of the brakes.

Runway excursion


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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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