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Last updated: 22 October 2021
Datum:dinsdag 22 oktober 1974
Tijd:16:40 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Projeto Rondon
Registratie: PP-FOR
Constructienummer: 19230
Bouwjaar: 1943
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 5
Totaal:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Bias Fortes, MG (   BraziliŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Onbekend
Vliegveld van vertrek:Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG (PLU/SBBH), BraziliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), BraziliŽ
The DC-3 crashed encountered cumulonimbus clouds along the route. The pilot attempted to divert to Barbacena, however the aircraft entered a violent hailstrom. Control was lost and the aircraft crashed.

Probable Cause:

Contriburing factors:
- Adverse meteorological conditions
- Deficient flight planning
- Deficient flight safety doctrine

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: SIPAER
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 170 days (6 months)
Accident number: final report
Download report: Final report

» La Naciůn 24 October 1974, p24A
» Jornal do Brasil 23 October 1974, p24



photo of Douglas-C-47A-PP-FOR
accident date: 22-10-1974
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: PP-FOR

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Belo Horizonte-Pampulha Airport, MG en Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ bedraagt 349 km (218 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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