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Datum:donderdag 1 december 1955
Tijd:10:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-28-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registratie: PP-CCC
Constructienummer: 32593/15845
Bouwjaar: 1945
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 6 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Belém, PA (   Brazilië)
Fase: Initiële klim (ICL)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA (BEL/SBBE), Brazilië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Barreiras Airport, BA (BRA/SNBR), Brazilië
The Cruzeiro DC-3 took off from Belém at 09:57 GMT. At a height of 100-250 m the no. 1 engine stalled and lost power. The crew switched off the hydraulic pump, causing the undercarriage to stop retracting half way. The resulting drag caused the aircraft to lose altitude. With the no. 1 prop windmilling and the no. 2 engine at full power, the left wing struck a tree. A wing section of 2,5 m broke off causing the aircraft to enter a stall. The DC-3 hit the ground 200 m further on an caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the front bearing of the propeller shaft originated a process which led to disconnection of the reduction gear and left propeller and causing sudden stoppage of the left engine."

» ICAO Accident Digest Circular 50-AN/45 (213-214)


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Belém/Val-de-Cans International Airport, PA en Barreiras Airport, BA bedraagt 1244 km (777 miles).

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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