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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 17 March 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-10 Lodestar
Operator:Panair do Brasil
Registration: PP-PBE
C/n / msn: 18-2099
First flight: 1941
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The landing gear broke during takeoff. The fuel tank subsequently ruptured and a fire erupted.

Sources:
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson


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