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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Fecha:lunes 23 diciembre 1946
Hora:ca 14:30
Tipo:Avro 685 York I
Operador:Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina - FAMA
Registración: LV-XIG
Numéro de série: 1365
Año de Construcción: 1946
Motores: 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 15
Total:Fatalidades: 21 / Ocupantes: 21
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:15 km (9.4 milles) W of Rio de Janeiro, RJ (   Brasil)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Natal Airport, RN (NAT/SBNT), Brasil
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brasil
The Avro York operated on a transatlantic service from London, UK to Buenos Aires, Argentina. En route stops were made at Paris, Lisbon, Dakar and Natal.
It struck the 990 metres high Pico do Papagaio while on approach.

» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 45)
» Spokane Daily Chronicle - Dec 24, 1946


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Natal Airport, RN to Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 2063 km (1289 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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