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Last updated: 25 October 2020
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Datum:Donnerstag 21 Februar 1952
Zeit:ca 14:10
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-25-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Varig
Kennzeichen: PP-VCB
Werknummer: 26641
Baujahr: 1943
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: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Unbekannt
Flug von:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brasilien
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
No.1 engine failure on climb out. The prop was not feathered, causing the aircraft to enter a stall. The aircraft came down in Guanabara Bay.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Port engine failure for reasons undetermined. 2) Error of judgement by the pilot in not feathering the port propeller."

Informationsquelle:
» Folha da Manha 21 February 1952


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