Vliegtuigongeval op 12 SEP 1954 met Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3) PP-CDJ - Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU)
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Datum:zondag 12 september 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registratie: PP-CDJ
Constructienummer: 19278
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 21
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 25
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:van Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU) (   Brazilië)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazilië
Vliegveld van aankomst:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazilië
Below minimum weather conditions at the destination forced the crew to return to Rio de Janeiro. Severe vibrations on the no. 1 engine made the crew feather the propeller. On finals to Rio de Janeiro the DC-3 came in too high. An overshoot was attempted but the aircraft descended and crashed into the Guanabara Bay.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Lack of reference to instruments after opening the throttle to go-around in restricted visibility. 2) Power may have been inadvertently reduced on the operative engine."

» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 60)
» Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sep 12, 1954
» Folha da Noite 13 September 1954, p1+8
» Folha da Noite 14 September 1954, p1+9


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ en São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP bedraagt 364 km (228 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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