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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Friday 15 August 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Viaçao Aérea Santos Dumont
Registration: PP-SDD
MSN: 20435
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Guaíra Airport, PR (QGA) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
Destination airport:Asunción-Silvio Pettirossi International Airport (ASU/SGAS), Paraguay
Destination Asuncion could not be located in worsening weather conditions. The aircraft crashed while attempting to land at the diversion airport of Guaira and came to rest inverted.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Lack of radio aids in the area. 2) Error on the part of the pilot who lost his way and decided to land in hurried conditions. 3) Deficient preparation of flight plan by the Airline and approval of an incorrect flight plan by the Area Control."

» Folha da Manhã 17 August 1952, p3


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