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Last updated: 31 March 2020
Date:Wednesday 27 June 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operator:Paraense Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-BTE
C/n / msn: 30260
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pedro Afonso, GO (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Pedro Afonso, GO (SWPA), Brazil
The Curtiss tended to veer to the left shortly after touchdown on runway 24. The pilot decided to takeoff again and ordered the co-pilot to retract the gear. The gear was retracted prematurely, causing the plane to sink back on the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Incorrect use of brakes and/or flying controls."

» Folha de São Paulo 28 June 1962, p10


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