Flugunfall 28 JUL 1950 einer Lockheed L-049 Constellation PP-PCG - Porto Alegre-Gravatai Air Base, RS
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Datum:Freitag 28 Juli 1950
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-049 Constellation
Fluggesellschaft:Panair do Brasil
Kennzeichen: PP-PCG
Werknummer: 2062
Baujahr: 1946
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 44 / Insassen: 44
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 51 / Insassen: 51
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:15 km (9.4 Meilen) NNE of Porto Alegre-Gravatai Air Base, RS (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brasilien
Flug nach:Porto Alegre-Gravatai Air Base, RS (SBCO), Brasilien
A Lockheed L-049 Constellation passenger plane, PP-PCG, was destroyed when it crashed near Porto Alegre, Brazil. All 44 passengers and seven crew members were killed.
The airplane operated on a domestic Panair flight between Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre. At the time of the accident the runway at Porto Alegre (SBPA) was not yet paved, therefore the Constellations used the Air Base runway, located some 6 km to the north. The Constellation struck Morro do Chapéu, a 200 m hill 15 km to the NNE of the runway. The aircraft had aborted an approach and was circling the runway to try again. Weather conditions were bad with a low ceiling and the aircraft was trying to maintain visual contact with the ground.

» Morro do Chapéu - accident description in Portuguese
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 51)


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Distance from Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ to Porto Alegre-Gravatai Air Base, RS as the crow flies is 1113 km (696 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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