Flugunfall 14 OCT 1961 einer Douglas DC-7C PP-PDL - Belém Airport, PA (BEL)
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Datum:Samstag 14 Oktober 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-7C
Fluggesellschaft:Panair do Brasil
Kennzeichen: PP-PDL
Werknummer: 45122/790
Baujahr: 1957
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Belém Airport, PA (BEL) (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Unbekannt
Flug von:Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM (PLL/SBMN), Brasilien
Flug nach:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brasilien
Unfallbericht:
Hydraulic fluid was lost about one hour after departure from Manaus. An emergency landing at Belem was carried out. On application of reverse pitch on the propellers the DC-7 veered off the runway and came to rest in a ditch, collapsing the landing gear.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Deteriorating action of the hydraulic fluid used in the type of aircraft which affected the rubber and plastic sealing ringe."



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Distance from Manaus/Ponta Pelada Airport, AM to Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 1288 km (805 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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