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Last updated: 23 January 2022
Date:Monday 14 September 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-1-CU Commando
Operator:Loide Aéreo Nacional
Registration: PP-LDM
MSN: 26397
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Destination airport:?
The Curtiss was returning to Congonhas Airport when struck trees and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Wrong interpretation of the navigation charts for instrument landing in IFR conditions."

» Folha da Noite 14 September 1953, p1+9


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