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Accident description
Last updated: 18 March 2018
Date:Wednesday 29 September 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated C-10A Catalina (PBY-5A)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 6516
C/n / msn: 1919
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Belém, PA (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Belém (unknown airport), PA, Brazil
Destination airport:Manaus Air Base, AM (PLL/SBMN), Brazil
Crashed four minutes after takeoff due to engine failure.

» Associaçao Brasileira de Catalineiros
» Folha da Manhã 30 September 1954, p7


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