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Last updated: 21 January 2022
Datum:Sonntag 15 April 1951
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Loide Aéreo Nacional
Kennzeichen: PP-LDC
Werknummer: 30443
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 38
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Guanabara Bay, RJ (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brasilien
Weather conditions on final approach caused the pilot to go around. Another attempt to land was made, this time a tailwind landing. The Curtiss could not be stopped on the runway and overran into Guanabara Bay.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot error associated with adverse weather conditions and the wet runway."

» El Siglo de Torreón 16 April 1951, p3


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