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Last updated: 13 October 2019
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Date:Wednesday 8 September 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-08 Lodestar
Operator:Universal Transportes Aéreos - UTA
Registration: PP-BBB
C/n / msn: 2215
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Barbacena, MG (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
Destination airport:São Lourenço Airport, MG (SSO/SNLO), Brazil
Narrative:
The flight crew became lost on a flight between Rio de Janeiro and São Lourenço. An emergency landing was performed into a field after it ran out of fuel. The undercarriage collapsed when it ran into a ravine. Two injuries.

Classification:
Fuel exhaustion
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Folha da Manhã 10 September 1948, p3
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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