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Last updated: 12 May 2021
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Datum:Mittwoch 6 Mai 1959
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Paraense Transportes Aéreos
Kennzeichen: PP-BTA
Werknummer: 26901
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Belém, PA (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brasilien
Flug nach:Cristalândia Airstrip, TO, Brasilien
Unfallbericht:
On climbout at night, the C-46 made a right turn at low altitude, crashed and caught fire.
The aircraft was heading to Cristalândia to pick up a cargo of meat.

Informationsquelle:
» Ultima Hora, 8 may 1959, p.4
» Correio da Manhã 13 May 1959, p12


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Distance from Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA to Cristalândia Airstrip, TO as the crow flies is 1026 km (641 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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