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Date:Tuesday 28 September 1971
Time:ca 12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3A-414A
Operator:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registration: PP-CBV
MSN: 4977
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 28 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 32 / Occupants: 32
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sena Madureira, AC (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Sena Madureira Airport, AC (ZMD), Brazil
Destination airport:Rio Branco Airport, AC (RBR/SBRB), Brazil
Flightnumber: 332
Narrative:
The DC-3 tried to return to the airport after an engine failure on climbout. A circuit was flown at low height. During a turn, the right wing struck trees, causing the aircraft to crash.

Sources:
» Jornal do Brasil - 29th September 1971
» Folha da Sao Paulo


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