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Last updated: 21 October 2021
Date:Sunday 6 July 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC10 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30CF
Operator:Cielos Airlines
Registration: OB-1749
MSN: 46891/127
First flight: 1973
Engines: 3 General Electric CF6-50C2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Curitiba-Afonso Pena Airport, PR (CWB) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Sal-Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID/GVAC), Cape Verde
Destination airport:Curitiba-Afonso Pena International Airport, PR (CWB/SBCT), Brazil
The DC-10 freighter skidded off the wet runway 33 (which is 2215 m long) on landing and came to rest 300 m past the end of the runway. The airplane sustained damage to the no. 1 engine and main landing gear after colliding with ILS antennas.
The airplane operated on a cargo flight from Luxembourg (LUX) to Curitiba (CWB) with a refueling stop at Sal (SID), Cape Verde.

Runway excursion

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METAR Weather report:
01:00 UTC / 22:00 local time:
SBCT 070100Z 02006KT 6000 -TSRA BKN007 FEW025CB 15/15 Q1016=

02:00 UTC / 23:00 local time:
SBCT 070200Z 29002KT 6000 -TSRA SCT006 FEW025CB BKN080 15/15 Q1017=

03:00 UTC / 00:00 local time:
SBCT 070300Z 05003KT 6000 -TSRA SCT006 FEW025CB OVC080 14/14 Q1016=


photo of DC-10-30CF-OB-1749
accident date: 06-07-2003
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30CF
registration: OB-1749

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Sal-Amilcar Cabral International Airport to Curitiba-Afonso Pena International Airport, PR as the crow flies is 5460 km (3412 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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