ASN Aircraft accident Curtiss C-46A-40-CU Commando PP-BTJ Rio Jaru, RO
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Date:Wednesday 24 August 1960
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: PP-BTJ
MSN: 27021
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rio Jaru, RO (   Brazil)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:Porto Velho Airport, RO (PVH/SBPV), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo (unknown airport), SP, Brazil
The Curtiss crashed into the Jaru River. The three injured crew members were rescued after a week.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Undetermined.

» Correio da Manhã 1 September 1960, p13


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