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Last updated: 24 November 2020
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Date:Wednesday 15 July 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando
Operator:Paraense Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PT-BEE
C/n / msn: 27051
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Babaçulândia, TO (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Pedro Afonso, GO (SWPA), Brazil
Destination airport:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazil
Narrative:
En route to Belem from Pedro Alfonso, a fire developed in the right wheel well. The no. 2 prop was feathered and an attempt was made to put out the fire. This attempt failed and an emergency landing was carried out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Fuel system leak causing inflight fire."

Sources:
» Correio da Manhã 18 July 1959, p6 (2°Caderno)


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Distance from Pedro Afonso, GO to Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 844 km (528 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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