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Last updated: 18 October 2021
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Date:lundi 4 novembre 1957
Heure:15:50
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-5-DO (DC-4)
Compagnie:REAL Transportes Aéreos
Immatriculation: PP-AXS
Numéro de série: 7467
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 30
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 34
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:de Praia da Baleia, São Sebastião, SP (   Brésil)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brésil
Aéroport de destination:Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brésil
Numéro de vol:A800
Détails:
The REAL DC-4 had just reached the cruising altitude of 3000 m when the no. 2 engine fuel pressure dropped to zero. As the crew tried to feather the prop, the oil pressure on both engines rose and smoke was emitting from the battery and generator compartment. The no. 2 engine then caught fire. During the emergency descent the no. 2 engine fell off the wing and the crew were forced to ditch the aircraft.

The aircraft operated on a service from São Paulo, Brazil to Rio de Janeiro, Belém, Caracas (Venezuela) and Miami (USA)

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of fuel pipe supplying No.2 engine."

Sources:
» A Noite 4-11-1957
» Folha da Manhã 3-11-1957
» Pilotos da Real que pousaram no mar salvaram 39 pessoas em 1957 (JWS.com.br, April 26, 2017)


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP et Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ est de 359 km (224 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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