Accident Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3) PP-CDJ,
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Date:Sunday 12 September 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registration: PP-CDJ
MSN: 19278
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:off Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU) -   Brazil
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ)
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP)
Below minimum weather conditions at the destination forced the crew to return to Rio de Janeiro. Severe vibrations on the no. 1 engine made the crew feather the propeller. On finals to Rio de Janeiro the DC-3 came in too high. An overshoot was attempted but the aircraft descended and crashed into the Guanabara Bay.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Lack of reference to instruments after opening the throttle to go-around in restricted visibility. 2) Power may have been inadvertently reduced on the operative engine."


Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 60)
Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sep 12, 1954
Folha da Noite 13 September 1954, p1+8
Folha da Noite 14 September 1954, p1+9


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