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Last updated: 13 October 2019
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Datum:Mittwoch 7 Dezember 1960
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando
Fluggesellschaft:REAL Transportes Aéreos
Kennzeichen: PP-AKF
Werknummer: 295
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 13
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Cachimbo, PA (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon International Airport, MT (CGB/SBCY), Brasilien
Flug nach:Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM (PLL/SBMN), Brasilien
Unfallbericht:
The no. 2 engine failed during a flight to Manaus. Altitude was lost and the pilot jettisoned some of the cargo, but the aircraft continued to lose height, crashed and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "For an unknown reason the starboard engine failed and the propeller feathered."



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Distance from Cuiabá-Marechal Rondon International Airport, MT to Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM as the crow flies is 1448 km (905 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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