ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-40-DL (DC-3) PP-AVL Concórdia, SC
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Date:Wednesday 6 September 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-40-DL (DC-3)
Operator:REAL Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-AVL
MSN: 9886
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Concórdia, SC (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Destination airport:Concórdia Airport, SC (CCI/SSCK), Brazil
The DC-3, which was carrying a cargo of frozen meat, crashed into a hill some 1500 m short of the Concórdia runway in adverse weather conditions.

A newspaper report at the time suggested the accident occurred during an emergency landing near Videira, SC when both engines (!) caught fire in flight.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Continuation of visual flight in adverse weather conditions."

» Folha de São Paulo 7 September 1961, p16


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Distance from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP to Concórdia Airport, SC as the crow flies is 668 km (418 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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