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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 27 March 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic HERN model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH-114 Heron 1B
Operator:Transportes Aéreos Salvador
Registration: PP-SLG
C/n / msn: 14004
First flight: 1952
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 12
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Itapebi, BA (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Itapebi, BA, Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Half way down the runway, the no. 2 engine suffered a loss of power. The takeoff was abandoned, but the Heron could not be stopped on the remaining runway. The aircraft overran and was damaged beyond repair as a result.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Error of judgement on the part of the pilot in not continuing the takeoff with three engines still operating."

Classification:
Runway excursion

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