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Last updated: 29 January 2022
Datum:Mittwoch 15 März 1961
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Aeronorte - Empr. de Transpoeres Aéreos Norte do Brasil
Kennzeichen: PP-YQS
Werknummer: 4914
Baujahr: 1942
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Ponta Grossa-Sant'Ana Airport, PR (PGZ) (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:São Paulo (unknown airport), SP, Brasilien
Flug nach:Ponta Grossa-Sant'Ana Airport, PR (PGZ/SSZW), Brasilien
The DC-3 had taken off from São Paulo and had to divert to Ponta Grossa because of bad weather at the intended destination. The aircraft crashed into a hill while approaching runway 07.
The pilot, co-pilot, radio-operator and a female passenger (wife of the co-pilot) were killed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Insufficient flight preparations. The pilot could have diverted to Florianopolis or back to São Paulo which were both in VFR conditions."

» O Estado de S.Paulo 16 March 1961, p8


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