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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Monday 28 September 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-PBG
C/n / msn: 18-2100
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pedra Branca, SP (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Narrative:
While descending towards São Paulo, Brazil, from the north, the crew was informed by ATC that weather conditions were poor. The aircraft impacted the slope of a mountain located near Pedra Branca.

Sources:
» The Lockheed Twins / Peter J Marson
» St. Petersburg Times - Sep 29, 1942


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Distance from Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ to São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP as the crow flies is 364 km (228 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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