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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Thursday 12 July 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-13-DK (DC-3)
Operating for:Loide Aéreo Nacional
Leased from:Linhas Aéreas Paulistas - LAP
Registration: PP-LPG
MSN: 26267/14822
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 33 / Occupants: 33
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Aracaju Airport, SE (AJU) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Maceió Airport, AL (MCZ/SBMO), Brazil
Destination airport:Aracaju Airport, SE (AJU/SBAR), Brazil
An attempt to land at Aracaju was apparently abandoned as the aircraft overflew the runway and initiated a turn to the right. The DC-3 crashed during this turn.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot attempted a visual approach and made a turn at low altitude in adverse weather conditions."

» Daytona Beach Morning Journal - Jul 13, 1951


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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 Maceió Airport, AL to Aracaju Airport, SE as the crow flies is 215 km (134 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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