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Last updated: 14 August 2020
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Date:Thursday 5 May 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-5-CK Commando
Operator:O. Steiner
Registration: PP-DKF
C/n / msn: 52
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Abaetetuba, PA (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Belém (unknown airport), PA, Brazil
Narrative:
The C-46 transport plane was flying a cargo of meat from an airport in Goiás State to Belém, Brazil.
It crashed on the right bank of Rio Moju, near Abaetatuba, southwest of Belém. The wreckage was located by a Brazilian Air Force plane. Pilot Pedro Steiner Filho and passenger Salomão Solíno died. Co-pilot Alfredo Avelino and three other passengers injured and transported to Belém by ship.

Sources:
» A Noite 7 May 1949, p2
» Correio da Manhã 7 May 1949, p5


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