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Date:Thursday 23 February 1961
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-45-DK (DC-3)
Operator:REAL Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-ANI
MSN: 34293/17028
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brazil)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:-
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Forward fuselage destroyed in a hangar fire at São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, Brazil. The rear fuselage was used to repair PP-ANU (c/n 1545).
One mechanic was injured. The fire started due to short-circuit.

Classification:
Hangar / ground fire
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» La Nacion 23 February 1961, p39


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