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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 14 May 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D (DC-3)
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU) (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Narrative:
Overturned on landing. One wing separated.

Sources:
» Folha de São Paulo 16 May 1948, p6 (2°Caderno)


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