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Last updated: 24 January 2022
Datum:zondag 15 april 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Loide Aéreo Nacional
Registratie: PP-LDC
Constructienummer: 30443
Bouwjaar: 1944
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 38
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Guanabara Bay, RJ (   Brazilië)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Passagiersvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazilië
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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