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Last updated: 26 October 2021
Date:Thursday 5 April 1956
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:REAL Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PT-YQA
MSN: 13621
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) (   Brazil)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazil
Destination airport:-
A C-47 passenger plane sustained extensive damage in a takeoff accident at São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH), Brazil. The plane was piloted by a drunk mechanic who had been dismissed from the company.

» O Globo 6 April 1956
» Folha da Noite 5 April 1956, p1


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