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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Date:Saturday 12 September 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 2051
MSN: 13109
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU) (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Destination airport:?
The aircraft overran the runway into Guanabara Bay after aborted takeoff from Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU) due to a hydraulic failure. The aircraft sank after five minutes.

Hydraulic system problem
Rejected takeoff
Runway excursion

» Correio da Manhã 13 September 1953, p3 (2°Caderno)
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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