ASN Aircraft accident Grumman A-16 Albatross (HU-16) 6536 Porto Alegre-Salgado Filho International Airport, RS (POA)
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Date:Tuesday 21 April 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman A-16 Albatross (HU-16)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 6536
MSN: G-39
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Porto Alegre-Salgado Filho International Airport, RS (POA) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
Destination airport:Porto Alegre-Salgado Filho International Airport, RS (POA/SBPA), Brazil
The aircraft hit trees 300 meters from runway threshold during approach an in dense fog. It crashed 100 m further.

» O Estado de S.Paulo 23 April 1948, p48
» Correio da Manhã 23 April 1959, p11


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