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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 18 September 1974
Time:ca 07:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada C-115 Buffalo (DHC-5)
Operator:Força Aérea Brasileira - FAB
Registration: 2366
C/n / msn: 36
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 21
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Ponta Porã International Airport, MS (PMG) (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Ponta Porã International Airport, MS (PMG/SBPP), Brazil
Destination airport:Campo Grande Internacional Airport, MS (CGR/SBCG), Brazil
Narrative:
Crashed when returning to Ponta Porã, Brazil due to bad weather.
Two generals were killed, along with several other military officials.

Sources:
» Scramble
» Folha de Sao Paulo 19-9-1974


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Distance from Ponta Porã International Airport, MS to Campo Grande Internacional Airport, MS as the crow flies is 254 km (159 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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