Accident Douglas C-47A-35-DL (DC-3) 2048,
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Date:Friday 11 July 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-35-DL (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 2048
MSN: 9777
Year of manufacture:1943
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 33
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:off Maraú, BA -   Brazil
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Salvador-Dois de Julho International Airport, BA (SSA/SBSV)
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL)
En route from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the C-47 plane suffered a no. 1 engine fire. The fire could not be controlled and eventually the entire left nacelle, engine and landing gear fell off into the water. A forced landing was made about 200 m off shore.
One of the crew members died after rescuing several passengers.


Carlos Cleto (E-mail, 6-12-2013)
Folha da Manha 12 July 1952, p5
Folha da Manha 13 July 1952, p1
Folha da Manha 15 July 1952, p1

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10 September 1943 42-23915 United States Army Air Force - USAAF Sedalia Army Air Field, MO (SZL) w/o


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