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Last updated: 28 January 2022
Date:Wednesday 3 August 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-45-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras
Registration: PP-AJB
MSN: 9971
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Joinville, SC (   Brazil)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Curitiba (unknown airport), PR, Brazil
Destination airport:Joinville-Cubatão Airport, SC (JOI/SBJV), Brazil
The propellers of both no. 1 and no. 2 engine detached in flight. The crew ditched the aircraft close to the shore.

Prop/turbine blade separation

» Correio da Manhã 4 August 1949, p5


photo of Douglas-C-47A-45-DL-PP-AJB
accident date: 03-08-1949
type: Douglas C-47A-45-DL (DC-3)
registration: PP-AJB
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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