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Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 7 August 1951
Time:11:53
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 2028
C/n / msn: 11843
First flight: 1943
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Guaratiba, RJ (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Rio de Janeiro-Santa Cruz Air Force Base, RJ (SNZ/SBSC), Brazil
Narrative:
Struck a hillside, reportedly following an engine failure.

Sources:
» El Tiempo 9 August 1951, p.8
» Folha da Manhã 8 August 1951, p.1
» Correio da Manhã 8 August 1951, p5


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