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Date:Saturday 28 August 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-367
Operator:Transportes Aéreos Catarinense
Registration: PP-AJE
MSN: 3288
First flight: 1941
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Carauari Airport, AM (CAF) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tefé Airport, AM (TFF/SBTF), Brazil
Destination airport:Carauari Airport, AM (CAF/SWCA), Brazil
The aircraft was engaged on a passenger service from Manaus to Cruzeiro do Sul with intermediate stops at Tefé and Carauari. The captain, although not qualified to do so, decided to use the flight for training purposes especially with regard to the landing drill. The co-pilot, under training, made the landing at Carauari, and during the ground roll the aircraft veered off the runway. The Captain took over control and attempted to overshoot but the aircraft collided with trees and caught fire. All passengers and crew evacuated safely.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: Incorrect training procedure - captain not qualified for training.

Runway excursion


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Distance from Tefé Airport, AM to Carauari Airport, AM as the crow flies is 291 km (182 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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