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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 15 July 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46 Super C
Operator:Varig
Registration: PP-VBJ
C/n / msn: 33481
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gravatá, PE (   Brazil)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:São Paulo (unknown airport), SP, Brazil
Destination airport:Recife International Airport, PE (REC/SBRF), Brazil
Narrative:
Crashed into the Serra dos Coelhos mountains.

Sources:
» Folha de São Paulo 17 July 1968, p6 (Edição da Tarde)


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