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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 13 April 1972
Time:17:30 UTC
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: 6514
C/n / msn: 1917
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Humaitá, AM (   Brazil)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Both engines failed during a flight from Humaitá to Manaus. The crew was not able to relight the engines and a forced landing was performed in a rain forest.
One of the crew members was killed.
It was concluded that there was a failure of the manual cutting of the fuel system valve.

Sources:
» Associaçao Brasileira de Catalineiros
» Folha de Sao Paulo 15 April 1972, p10
» Folha de Sao Paulo 17 April 1972, p5
» Folha de Sao Paulo 18 April 1972, p3


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