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Last updated: 14 December 2018
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Datum:Mittwoch 6 Juni 1951
Zeit:ca. 17:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3D
Fluggesellschaft:Linha Aérea Transcontinental Brasileira
Kennzeichen: PP-NAL
Werknummer: 42979
Baujahr: 1946
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 16
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 19
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Gramacho, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Vitória-Goiabeiras Airport, ES (VIX/SBVT), Brasilien
Flug nach:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brasilien
Unfallbericht:
Struck high ground at a height of 180 feet in poor visibility. The crew were flying VFR in IFR conditions.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Disregard of flight regulations- during an instrument flight the pilot attempted a descent over an area where the minimum safe height was 1200 feet."

Informationsquelle:
» Folha da Manhã, 7-6-1951


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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).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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