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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Estado:
Fecha:viernes 28 julio 1950
Hora:19:25
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-049 Constellation
Operador:Panair do Brasil
Registración: PP-PCG
Numéro de série: 2062
Año de Construcción: 1946
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 7 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 44 / Ocupantes: 44
Total:Fatalidades: 51 / Ocupantes: 51
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:15 km (9.4 milles) NNE of Porto Alegre-Gravatai Air Base, RS (   Brasil)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brasil
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Porto Alegre-Gravatai Air Base, RS (SBCO), Brasil
Número de Vuelo:099
Descripción:
A Lockheed L-049 Constellation passenger plane, PP-PCG, was destroyed when it crashed near Porto Alegre, Brazil. All 44 passengers and seven crew members were killed.
The airplane operated on a domestic Panair flight between Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre. At the time of the accident the runway at Porto Alegre (SBPA) was not yet paved, therefore the Constellations used the Air Base runway, located some 6 km to the north. The Constellation struck Morro do Chapéu, a 200 m hill 15 km to the NNE of the runway. The aircraft had aborted an approach and was circling the runway to try again. Weather conditions were bad with a low ceiling and the aircraft was trying to maintain visual contact with the ground.

Fuentes:
» Morro do Chapéu - accident description in Portuguese
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 51)


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Distance from Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ to Porto Alegre-Gravatai Air Base, RS as the crow flies is 1113 km (696 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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