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Last updated: 7 December 2021
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Date:Friday 11 June 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operator:RICO Taxi Aéreo
Registration: PP-AJC
MSN: 20402
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 14
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:between Pauana and Alto Solimões, AM (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Carauari Airport, AM (CAF/SWCA), Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft operated on a charter flight from Carauari to Pefe, carrying personnel of Projeto Radam. At ten minutes from the destination, the engines lost power due to fuel pump problems. The aircraft was not able to maintain altitude and a forced landing was performed in a river.

Sources:
» O Estado de S.Paulo 12 June 1976, p17
» aeromuseu.com.br
» Aviation Letter


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