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Last updated: 17 January 2022
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Fecha:miércoles 15 marzo 1961
Hora:02:15
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-53 (DC-3)
Operador:Aeronorte - Empr. de Transpoeres Aéreos Norte do Brasil
Registración: PP-YQS
Numéro de série: 4914
Año de Construcción: 1942
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Ponta Grossa-Sant'Ana Airport, PR (PGZ) (   Brasil)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Desconocido
Aeropuerto de Salida:São Paulo (unknown airport), SP, Brasil
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Ponta Grossa-Sant'Ana Airport, PR (PGZ/SSZW), Brasil
Descripción:
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."

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


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