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Date:Saturday 29 September 1973
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3A)
Operator:Aeronorte Industria e Comercio Ltda
Registration: PT-CEV
MSN: 20182
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Itaituba Airport, PA (ITB) (   Brazil)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Itaituba Airport, PA (ITB/SBIH), Brazil
Destination airport:Jacareacanga Airport, PA (JCR/SBEK), Brazil
The crew started the takeoff roll at a point 200 m down the runway, with a runway distance remaining of 1080 m. The DC-3 climbed slowly, entered a right turn, stalled and crashed in flames.

The airplane was operating on behalf of Projeti RADAM, a survey project of the Amazon.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Power loss on one or both engines, caused by maintenance deficiencies or fuel contamination.


Loss of control

» Folha de Sao Paulo 2 October 1973, p.3


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Distance from Itaituba Airport, PA to Jacareacanga Airport, PA as the crow flies is 295 km (184 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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