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Last updated: 26 January 2022
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Date:lundi 22 septembre 1958
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas VC-47D (DC-3)
Compagnie:Navegação Aérea Brasileira - NAB
Immatriculation: PP-NAR
Numéro de série: 26019/14574
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Barreiras, BA (   Brésil)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Test
Aéroport de départ:Barreiras Airport, BA (BRA/SNBR), Brésil
Aéroport de destination:Barreiras Airport, BA (BRA/SNBR), Brésil
Détails:
A US Air Force Douglas VC-47D (43-48758) plane had been involved in an accident and was considered damaged beyond repair. The aircraft was sold on the spot to Navegação Aérea Brasileira. Mechanics, not qualified for the job, were ordered to repair the aircraft. On September 21 the aircraft was authorized to carry out a 7-minute test flight. The day after, another test flight was planned. Shortly after takeoff on the second test flight, the left main undercarriage would not retract. Two minutes later the gear worked loose and struck the wing which folded upwards. The remaining (right) wing broke up and the airplane crashed vertically into the ground.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Utilisation of unqualified personnel for repairing an aircraft after an accident."

Sources:
» Folha de Manhã, 23-9-1958


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