Accident Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando PP-BTE, Tuesday 29 September 1959
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Date:Tuesday 29 September 1959
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Owner/operator:Paraense Transportes Aéreos
Registration: PP-BTE
MSN: 30260
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Category:Accident
Location:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) -   Brazil
Phase: Landing
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP)
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
Curtiss C-46A PP-BTE had just departed São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, Brazil, when the pilot noticed that the undercarriage had only partly retracted and that hydraulic pressure was low. The flight crew elected to return to Congonhas.
Upon landing, the right hand main landing gear retracted, causing the aircraft to veer off the runway. It collided with two stationary aircraft. One of these aircraft was a DC-3-178, registered PP-ANU (msn 1545).

Probable Cause: Error of judgment on the part of the pilot in not extending the gear by use of the emergency system.

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27 June 1962 PP-BTE Paraense Transportes Aéreos 0 Pedro Afonso, GO w/o
Premature gear retraction on take-off

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