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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 2 September 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 2049
C/n / msn: 13862
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Ilha da Boqueirão, RJ (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed in sea on training flight.

Sources:
» The Douglas DC-1/DC-2/DC-3 - the first seventy years / J.M. Gradidge
» Folha da Manhã 3 September 1953, p2


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