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Last updated: 29 January 2022
Datum:Dienstag 12 April 1960
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 (DC-3)
Betrieben durch:Varig
Gemietet von :Cruzeiro do Sul
Kennzeichen: PP-CDS
Werknummer: 4823
Baujahr: 1941
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 19
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 22
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Pelotas-Federal Airport, RS (PET) (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Pelotas-Federal Airport, RS (PET/SBPK), Brasilien
Flug nach:Porto Alegre-Salgado Filho International Airport, RS (POA/SBPA), Brasilien
The Douglas C-53 was taking off when the plane deviated to the right. An overcorrection caused a sharp turn left. The plane headed towards a few other aircraft, but the pilot thought he could clear those by initiating an early takeoff. This didn't work out and the DC-3 collided with two other aircraft: PT-ABZ and PP-HDJ. The DC-3 crashed and caught fire.
The airplane operated on a flight from Jaguarão to Rio Grande, Pelotas and Porto Alegre.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was attributed to pilots error - incorrect use of the brakes and control while on the ground."


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Pelotas-Federal Airport, RS to Porto Alegre-Salgado Filho International Airport, RS as the crow flies is 221 km (138 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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