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Date:mercredi 17 janvier 1979
Heure:19:55
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic U16 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman M-16 Albatross (HU-16)
Compagnie:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Immatriculation: 6539
Numéro de série: G-45
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Itacajá, TO (   Brésil)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Carolina Airport, MA (CLN/SBCI), Brésil
Aéroport de destination:Florianópolis Air Force Base, SC (FLN/SBFL), Brésil
Détails:
The aircraft took off from Carolina to Florianópolis in Brazil. After reaching the cruise level (FL080), the right engine started to fail due to severe oil leakage. The pilots feathered the propeller, cut the engine and decided to return to Carolina. The aircraft began to lose height as it was not able to maintain altitude, even with maximum power of the other engine. The crew jettisoned the cargo, auxiliary fuel tanks and parachutes.
These measures did not prevent the aircraft from continuing to lose height, which forced the pilots to decide to land on a runway that was currently overflown.
During the final approach to landing, the left engine also began to fail. In an attempt to reach the runway, the landing gear was lowered too close to the landing and there was not enough time for the system to fully lock down. The aircraft came down on the fuselage and slid diagonally across the runway, ending up off the side.

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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Carolina Airport, MA et Florianópolis Air Force Base, SC est de 2256 km (1410 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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