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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Date:Thursday 21 September 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-10-01 Lodestar
Operator:Panair do Brasil
Registration: PP-PBH
C/n / msn: 18-2113
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rio Doce, MG (   Brazil)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ, Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed during a forced landing following no. 2 engine problems.
The airplane operated on a flight from Rio de Janeiro, RJ to Belém, PA with several intermediate stops. The flight left Rio de Janeiro at 12:45 hours.

Sources:
» Folha da Manhã 23 September 1944, p4


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