Runway excursion Accident Douglas C-53 (DC-3) PP-CDS,
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Date:Tuesday 12 April 1960
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-53 (DC-3)
Registration: PP-CDS
MSN: 4823
Year of manufacture:1941
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 22
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Pelotas-Federal Airport, RS (PET) -   Brazil
Phase: Take off
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Pelotas-Federal Airport, RS (PET/SBPK)
Destination airport:Porto Alegre-Salgado Filho International Airport, RS (POA/SBPA)
The Douglas C-53 was taking off when the plane deviated to the right. An overcorrection caused a sharp turn left. The plane headed towards a few other aircraft, but the pilot thought he could clear those by initiating an early takeoff. This didn't work out and the DC-3 collided with two other aircraft: PT-ABZ and PP-HDJ. The DC-3 crashed and caught fire.
The airplane operated on a flight from Jaguarão to Rio Grande, Pelotas and Porto Alegre.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to pilots error - incorrect use of the brakes and control while on the ground."



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