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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 16 March 1978
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: 2358
C/n / msn: 28
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rio Branco, AC (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Rio Branco Airport, AC (RBR/SBRB), Brazil
Destination airport:Cruzeiro do Sul-Campo Internacional Airport, AC (CZS/SBCZ), Brazil
Narrative:
The C-115 Buffalo hit an object, reportedly a truck, on takeoff from Rio Branco, Brazil. The aircraft was carrying five tons rice and beans to Cruzeiro do Sul. An emergency landing was made back at Rio Branco with only one landing gear extended, after burning fuel and jettisoning 30 sacks of cargo.

Sources:
» Jornal do Brasil 17 March 1978, p20
» Scramble
» Ideias em Destaque incaer 23


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Distance from Rio Branco Airport, AC to Cruzeiro do Sul-Campo Internacional Airport, AC as the crow flies is 590 km (369 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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