ASN Aircraft accident Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando PP-LDC Guanabara Bay, RJ
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Date:Sunday 15 April 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Operator:Loide Aéreo Nacional
Registration: PP-LDC
MSN: 30443
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 38
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Guanabara Bay, RJ (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santos Dumont Airport, RJ (SDU/SBRJ), Brazil
Weather conditions on final approach caused the pilot to go around. Another attempt to land was made, this time a tailwind landing. The Curtiss could not be stopped on the runway and overran into Guanabara Bay.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Pilot error associated with adverse weather conditions and the wet runway."

Runway excursion

» El Siglo de Torreón 16 April 1951, p3


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