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Last updated: 12 November 2019
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Date:Tuesday 13 March 1979
Type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman M-16 Albatross (HU-16)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 6540
C/n / msn: G-48
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 5 km NNE of Florianópolis Air Force Base, SC (FLN) (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Florianópolis Air Force Base, SC (FLN/SBFL), Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into hill at Costeira do Pirajubaé.

Sources:
» Folha de São Paulo 14 March 1979, p7


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