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Last updated: 29 May 2020
Date:Friday 19 November 1943
Time:ca 17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 01988
C/n / msn: 4552
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 18 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Manoel Ribeiro, RJ (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
Hit mountain.

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