Crash-aerien 26 JUN 1941 d'un Sikorsky S-43 NC16928 - Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU)
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:jeudi 26 juin 1941
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic s43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-43
Compagnie:Pan American Grace Airways (Panagra)
Immatriculation: NC16928
Numéro de série: 4317
Année de Fabrication: 1936
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU) (   Brésil)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Aéroport de départ:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brésil
Aéroport de destination:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brésil
The aircraft had taken off about 14:15 for a local practice flight out of Rio de Janeiro. Instrument approaches and landings were to be practiced in Guanabara Bay.
During one of those approaches and landings the S-43 contacted the water in a nose down attitude. As the bow wave build op, the nose became more depressed. It then overturned and sank

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot's error in judging altitude during a landing." Contributing factor: Glassy surface of the water.


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