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Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Date:Saturday 4 November 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3 (R4D-1)
Operator:Central Aérea
Registration: PP-IBC
MSN: 4360
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Vitoria Da Conquista Airport, BA (VDC) (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Vitória da Conquista Airport, BA (VDC/SBQV), Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Engine vibration during the takeoff roll caused the pilot-in-command to reduce engine power to abandon the takeoff. The co-pilot then inadvertently selected gear up, causing the DC-3 to settle onto its belly.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Co-pilot inadvertently retracted landing gear. 2) Propeller hub failure on the left engine during takeoff."



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