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Last updated: 22 June 2021
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Datum:Freitag 8 September 1950
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Transportes Aéreos Bandeirantes
Kennzeichen: PP-LDB
Werknummer: 30204
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Guanabara Bay, RJ (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Unbekannt
Flug von:Vitória-Goiabeiras Airport, ES (VIX/SBVT), Brasilien
Flug nach:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brasilien
Unfallbericht:
Hydraulic system problems forced the crew to extend the landing gear manually while approaching Santos Dumont Airport. The Curtiss was on finals when both engines began to loose power. The pilot then decided to divert to nearby Galeao Airport. Altitude was lost until the aircraft had to be ditched in Guanabara Bay.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Hydraulic system failure and power loss."



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Distance from Vitória-Goiabeiras Airport, ES to Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 417 km (261 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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