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Accident description
Last updated: 13 December 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 27 June 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Cruzeiro do Sul
Registration: PP-CCK
C/n / msn: 4750
First flight: 1942
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Trinidad (   Bolivia)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Cáceres Airport, MT (CCX/SWKC), Brazil
Destination airport:Principe Da Beira-Principe Da Beira Airport, RO (FDB), Brazil
Narrative:
The crew of a Cruzeiro DC-3 had navigational problems. A gear-up forced landing was carried out in a marshy area of a lake shore at the foot of the Andes Mountains.
The crew were rescued by a Brazilian Air Force PBY-5A Catalina (6516).

Classification:
Wheel(s) up landing
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» www.militar.com.br
» Diário Oficial da União (DOU) 04/07/1951
» Folha da Manhã 28-6-1951


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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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