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Accident description
Last updated: 20 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 11 January 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic L18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 18-10-01 Lodestar
Operator:SAVAG - Viação Aérea Gaucha
Registration: PP-SAC
C/n / msn: 18-2112
First flight: 1941
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Pelotas-Federal Airport, RS (PET) (   Brazil)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Pelotas-Federal Airport, RS (PET/SBPK), Brazil
Destination airport:Porto Alegre Airport, RS (POA/SBPA), Brazil
Narrative:
Crashed after takeoff. Presumably the engines failed due to fuel contamination.

Sources:
» Folha da Manha 12 January 1949, p3
» El Tiempo 12 January 1949, p8
» JetSite


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Distance from Pelotas-Federal Airport, RS to Porto Alegre Airport, RS as the crow flies is 221 km (138 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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