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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 15 May 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-70-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Linhas Aéreas Paulistas - LAP
Registration: PP-LPC
MSN: 19120
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 3 km W of Maceió Airport, AL (MCZ) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Destination airport:Maceió Airport, AL (MCZ/SBMO), Brazil
The aircraft hit a tree on a forested hill between Rio Largo and Tabuleiro dos Pintos on approach to Maceió Airport, Brazil. The landing gear was damaged and the aircraft crash-landed onto the runway.

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Jornal do Brasil 16 May 1951, p8
» Jornal do Brasil 17 May 1951, p6


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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 Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ to Maceió Airport, AL as the crow flies is 1678 km (1049 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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