ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3) 10 Barreiras, BA
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Date:Saturday 14 April 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 10
MSN: 26923/15478
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 31
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Barreiras, BA (   Brazil)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Barreiras Airport, BA (BRA/SNBR), Brazil
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
The aircraft suffered an engine failure at an altitude of 500 meters after take-off. A forced landing was made into a forest. The occupants escaped without serious injuries.
The aircraft was flying officers their families from Belém to Rio de Janeiro via Barreiras.

Forced landing outside airport

» A Noite 15 April 1945, p13
» Globo 16 April 1945, p2
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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