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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Datum:Dienstag 19 August 1958
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Cruzeiro do Sul
Kennzeichen: PP-CDI
Werknummer: 4684
Baujahr: 1942
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 12
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Itajaí Airport, SC (ITJ) (   Brasilien)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Itajaí Airport, SC (ITJ), Brasilien
The DC-3 was high on finals, so the pilot slowed down in order to lose height. The aircraft then suddenly entered a downdraft, causing the plane to strike a building short of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Incorrect use of engine and controls."

» Jornal do Brasil 20 August 1958, p14


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