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Last updated: 23 October 2021
Fecha:miércoles 20 abril 1949
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Transportes Carga Aérea - TCA
Registración: PP-ASB
Numéro de série: 20467
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Porto Nacional, TO (   Brasil)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brasil
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Porto Nacional Airport, TO (PNB/SBPN), Brasil
The approach to Porto Nacional Airport was abandoned and the pilot applied full power. The no. 1 engine failed and control was lost. The C-47 struck the ground, causing the left main gear to be sheared off. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Hydraulic system and port engine failure for reasons undetermined due to destruction by fire."


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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 Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ to Porto Nacional Airport, TO as the crow flies is 1460 km (913 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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