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Last updated: 16 January 2022
Datum:Mittwoch 6 September 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-40-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:REAL Transportes Aéreos
Kennzeichen: PP-AVL
Werknummer: 9886
Baujahr: 1943
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Concórdia, SC (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brasilien
Flug nach:Concórdia Airport, SC (CCI/SSCK), Brasilien
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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