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Last updated: 15 October 2019
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 4 junio 1954
Hora:11:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operador:Varig
Registración: PP-VBZ
Numéro de série: 30400
Año de Construcción: 1944
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brasil)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brasil
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Porto Alegre-Salgado Filho International Airport, RS (POA/SBPA), Brasil
Descripción:
The elevator lock was not removed prior to takeoff. The C-46 crashed on takeoff.

Fuentes:
» ICAO Circular 39-AN/34 (175)
» Correio da Manhã 5 June 1954, p8


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Distance from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP to Porto Alegre-Salgado Filho International Airport, RS as the crow flies is 835 km (522 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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