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Last updated: 18 October 2021
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Datum:maandag 4 november 1957
Tijd:15:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-54A-5-DO (DC-4)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:REAL Transportes Aéreos
Registratie: PP-AXS
Constructienummer: 7467
Bouwjaar: 1944
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 30
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 34
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:van Praia da Baleia, São Sebastião, SP (   Brazilië)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP), Brazilië
Vliegveld van aankomst:Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ (GIG/SBGL), Brazilië
Vluchtnummer:A800
Beschrijving:
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."

Bronnen:
» 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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP en Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport, RJ bedraagt 359 km (224 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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