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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 31 March 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-1-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 08
C/n / msn: 25686/14241
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 22 / Occupants: 22
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Barreiras, BA (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into hill and burst into flames when it was too low on approach in dense fog.

Sources:
» Folha da Manhã 3 April 1945, p2
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge


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