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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 4 October 1978
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: 6550
C/n / msn: 1681
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Santo Antonio do Icá, AM (   Brazil)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed while landing on the Rio Solimões.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» Associaçao Brasileira de Catalineiros
» Folha de Sao Paulo 10 October 1978, p8


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