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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Friday 4 December 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-85-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 2060
MSN: 20074
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Aragarças Airport, GO (ARS) (   Brazil)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
The C-47 transport plane was destroyed after being captured by rebels during a military revolt. According to local press, the load of ammunition exploded when rebels set fire to the airplane.

Damaged on the ground

» Folha da Manhã 5 December 1959, 1°Ed/2°Cad, p1


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