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Last updated: 14 December 2019
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Date:Tuesday 12 May 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operator:Loide Aéreo Nacional
Registration: PP-LDI
C/n / msn: 30343
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Narrative:
The landing gear struck the threshold of runway 16 during the approach to land. The aircraft bounced and landed 600 feet further down the runway. During the ground roll the starboard gear partly retracted and a fire started in the starboard engine.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: Error of judgment on the part of the pilot.

Classification:
Bounced on landing
Runway mishap

Sources:
» Folha da Noite 12 May 1953, p4
» Folha da Noite 13 May 1953, p1


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