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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
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Date:Saturday 15 February 1964
Time:ca 15:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-30-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Paraense Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-BTU
C/n / msn: 25235/13790
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 25
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 34
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:40 km (25 mls) from Tabajara, RO (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Rio Branco Airport, AC (RBR/SBRB), Brazil
Destination airport:Porto Velho Airport, RO (PVH/SBPV), Brazil
Narrative:
Emergency landing in jungle after 20-30 minutes in flight. Nine crew and 25 passengers rescued after eight days.

Sources:
» Folha de São Paulo 21 February 1964, p6
» Folha de São Paulo 25 February 1964, p7 (2°Edicão)
» Folha de São Paulo 26 February 1964, p1+7
» Folha de São Paulo 24 February 1964, p6


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Distance from Rio Branco Airport, AC to Porto Velho Airport, RO as the crow flies is 455 km (284 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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