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Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Datum:Dienstag 6 Januar 1959
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Fluggesellschaft:Paraense Transportes Aéreos
Kennzeichen: PP-LDH
Werknummer: 30350
Baujahr: 1944
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU) (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brasilien
Flug nach:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brasilien
Unfallbericht:
The C-46, on a flight to Rio de Janeiro had to divert to Rio de Janeiro-Galeão Airport due to temporary closure of the Santos Dumont Airport. All passengers disembarked there. When the airport was open for traffic again, the crew took off to reposition the plane to Dumont Airport. The aircraft landed on runway 02 but overran into the sea.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Error on the part of the pilot in estimating distance."



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Distance from Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ to Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ as the crow flies is 14 km (9 miles).

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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