Accident Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando PP-LDI, Tuesday 12 May 1953
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Date:Tuesday 12 May 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Curtiss C-46A-45-CU Commando
Owner/operator:Loide Aéreo Nacional
Registration: PP-LDI
MSN: 30343
Year of manufacture:1944
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-2800-51
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH) -   Brazil
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Rio de Janeiro (unknown airport), RJ
Destination airport:São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, SP (CGH/SBSP)
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
The landing gear struck the threshold of runway 16 during the approach to land. The aircraft bounced and landed 600 feet further down the runway. During the ground roll the starboard gear partly retracted and a fire started in the starboard engine.

Probable Cause: Error of judgment on the part of the pilot.


Folha da Noite 12 May 1953, p4
Folha da Noite 13 May 1953, p1

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

19 December 1965 PP-LDQ VASP - Viação Aérea São Paulo 0 Salvador, BA w/o
Forced landing


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