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Date:Wednesday 30 August 1944
Time:21:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-10-01 Lodestar
Operator:Panair do Brasil
Registration: PP-PBI
C/n / msn: 18-2114
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Narrative:
Crashed at night.

Sources:
» Folha da Manhã 2 September 1944, p2
» Folha da Noite 31 August 1944, p11


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Distance from Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP as the crow flies is 364 km (228 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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