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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Saturday 31 October 1953
Time:ca 07:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PA-10 Catalina (PBY-5)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 6500
C/n / msn: 1059
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:8 km (5 mls) from Marabá, PA (   Brazil)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Marabá Airport, PA (MAB/SBMA), Brazil
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed near fuel depot along Rio Tocantins one minute after takeoff.

Sources:
» Folha da Manhã 1 November 1953, p3
» Associaçao Brasileira de Catalineiros
» Correio da Manhã 1 November 1953, p5


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