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Last updated: 19 October 2021
Datum:Dienstag 13 Mai 1952
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-45-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo
Kennzeichen: PP-SPM
Werknummer: 34151/16894
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 19
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 22
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:São Paulo, SP (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brasilien
Flug nach:Bauru Airport, SP (BAU/SBBU), Brasilien
Lost control when carrying out an emergency landing following an engine failure.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Failure of the port engine due to accessory drive failure. 2) Failure of the starboard engine due to seizure as a result of deficient maintenance. 3) Error on the part of the pilot(s) for lowering the landing gear in emergency conditions."

» Folha da Noite 15 July 1953, p1+3


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Distance from São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP to Bauru Airport, SP as the crow flies is 283 km (177 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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