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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Date:Sunday 5 July 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:Adhemar de Barros
Registration: PT-AXX
MSN: 1599
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Picinguaba Cove, Ubatuba, SP (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Destination airport:?
A Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina was damaged beyond repair in an accident at Picinguaba Cove, Ubatuba, Brazil.
The airplane operated departed São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, carrying the owner, former politician and chairman of Aerovias, Adhemar de Barros and some friends.
High waves on landing forced the pilot to take off again. One of the Catalina's floats struck a wave and the plane nosed in. It was destroyed by the waves in shallow waters.

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