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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Tuesday 19 August 1958
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registration: PP-CDI
MSN: 4684
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Itajaí Airport, SC (ITJ) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Itajaí Airport, SC (ITJ), Brazil
The DC-3 was high on finals, so the pilot slowed down in order to lose height. The aircraft then suddenly entered a downdraft, causing the plane to strike a building short of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Incorrect use of engine and controls."

» Jornal do Brasil 20 August 1958, p14


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