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Last updated: 2 December 2021
Date:Sunday 3 April 1955
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-60-CK Commando
Operator:Companhia Itaú de Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-ITG
MSN: 437
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:ca 3 km from Vitória-Goiabeiras Airport, ES (VIX) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:São Paulo (unknown airport), SP, Brazil
Destination airport:Vitória-Goiabeiras Airport, ES (VIX/SBVT), Brazil
Struck a hill 2 miles short of the runway while on an instrument approach.
PROBABLE CAUSE: Undetermined.

» Jornal do Brasil 5 April 1955, p7


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